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UT researchers are working with City staff and community groups to build an Austin-wide climate atlas

Nov. 15, 2022
RGK Center professor Dr. Patrick Bixler receives a grant from NASA to create a climate atlas for Austin, working alongside local community organizations.
Photo by Megan Bucknall of Lady Bird Lake in Austin Texas

Latest Data Brief Explores Austin's Social Capital

June 20, 2022
Austin Area Sustainability Indicators Project has released a brief outlining their research on social capital in Austin.
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Dr. Becky Lentz Announced as Fellow with The OpEd Project

June 17, 2022
Dr. Becky Lentz has been selected to participate in the Public Voices Fellowship.

Event Recap: CONNECT Community Showcase

May 3, 2022
On Thursday April 21st, graduate students, community members, UT faculty and staff, and other supporters attended the CONNECT Community Showcase event at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. For the first time since its beginning in 2019, participants in the CONNECT program gathered to learn about the impact current and former CONNECT fellow work has made on organizations that have a data challenge.

Faculty Fellow Dr. Becky Lentz Selected as City Fellow

April 13, 2022
Dr. Becky Lentz has been selected as one of several City Fellows (three university-based and several community-based) for the 2021-2022 academic year affiliated with UT Austin’s Equitable and Regenerative Cities Flagship Project.
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Event Recap: Philanthropy in Communities of Color

April 7, 2022
On Wednesday, March 30th, the RGK Center collaborated with the Policy Alliance for Communities of Color (PACC), a student group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, to host an event exploring philanthropy in communities of color.

Latest Data Brief Provides Insight Into Southeast/North Austin Zip Codes

Feb. 8, 2022
Students and faculty of the Austin Area Sustainability Indicators (A2SI) project and local organization Go Austin, Vamos Austin (GAVA) hope that this detailed, zip-code-level data can inform elected officials and empower community members to start meaningful conversations about policies affecting their health and wellbeing.  

Center's First High School Intern Graduates

June 25, 2021
The RGK Center hosted its first high school intern this past school year from the Practicum in Business Management course at Austin High School, taught by Center portfolio alum Nick Lebo.  

Advancing Conversations on Philanthropy and Social Change

May 25, 2021
In her Philanthropy and Social Change course series, RGK Center fellow and associate adjunct faculty member Dr. Becky Lentz explores with her students the question: “How has philanthropy been used to address root causes rather than just the symptoms of systemic and structural inequality?” 

Surveying the Landscape: Faculty Develops an Interactive Map of the Texas Water Policy System

May 19, 2021
RGK Center faculty and staff are collaborating with Texas Water Foundation to develop an interactive map of the Texas water systems landscape.