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SETx: Equitable solutions for communities caught between floods and air pollution

This Urban Integrated Field Laboratory (IFL) is in Southeast Texas (SETx). The long-term goals for the SETx-UIFL are to provide quantitative understanding of projected climate change impacts in a way that is generalizable to other regions, and to improve the practice of resilience science and community resilience through new and generalizable theories of change validated in SETx-UIFL. To achieve these goals, the SETx-UIFL coordinates numerous disciplines, scholars, and community stakeholders toward the short-term goals of 1) integrating new data, methods, and models about the interactions among natural, human-built, and social systems; 2) increasing our understanding of interdependencies, mutual benefits, and trade-offs of different wellbeing outcomes for humans and the environment; 3) co-producing knowledge with stakeholders; and 4) centering concepts of social equity in urbanized regions across spatial and temporal scales.
Keywords air pollution, biogeochemistry, climate, co-design, compound flooding, equity
Principal Investigator (PI)
Paola Passalacqua
Lead Institution
The University of Texas at Austin
Other Collaborators
Lamar University Prairie View A&M Texas A&M
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