The Urban Resilience Fellowship Program

The program connects faculty experts and students to local government and industry partners to develop innovative solutions for pressing sustainability challenges facing our community. The program cultivates innovative talent in North Texas by providing a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment for students to research, ideate and make recommendations on key issues in the community.

The semester engagement begins by matching community partners’ problem statements with student teams, along with the development of a baseline understanding of the problem, working collaboratively within the partner organization to develop a fully informed program solution, presented to the community partner. These cross-department, cross-issue, cross-institutional cohorts will receive ideas created through multiple-lenses not possible in their daily roles.

The program addresses key community issues, with a focus on generating solutions for the public good.

  • Mobility / Transportation
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Environmental / Social Governance
  • Climate Change / Sustainability
  • Workforce Readiness
  • Open data / Governmental Transparency
  • Food Systems and Food Insecurity
  • Law and Regulation

Take a look at the projects that our students and faculty have worked on this semester. 

For more information visit the Urban Resilience Fellowship Program or contact Meghna Tare

Professional Learning Community

For the last six years faculty and staff from every college and school across campus have joined together in groups within a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to learn from each other, research together, and develop new and creative ways to enhance and assess teaching and learning in their classrooms. PLC for Sustainability is a group of faculty who have an interest through research, teaching, and/or service in at least one of the three pillars of sustainability – social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainable systems.

Faculty Network

Sustainabilities Faculty Advisory Network provides details on current and previous faculty members whose research, teaching and service touch on at least one of the three pillars of sustainability. The goal of this network is to successfully integrate sustainability into teaching, curriculum development, service learning and faculty research.

Academic Programs

UTA offers a variety of Academic Programs for Sustainability. These programs range from certificates and minors to Doctoral, and prepare students from all academic backgrounds to analyze the connections between social, economic, cultural, and environmental phenomena and address global concerns about the future.