RGK Center faculty and staff are collaborating with Texas Water Foundation to develop an interactive map of the Texas water systems landscape. The Texas Water Systems Map is the first comprehensive policy system map of the Texas water sector and will help equip decision-makers and stakeholders with the knowledge to better understand the complex water landscape at the state and local levels.
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Environmental Governance
- Governing/Managing Public and Civic Affairs
- Environmental and Energy Policy
- Management and Leadership (including non-profits)
- Research and Empirical Methods
Dr. Patrick Bixler is an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs with a joint appointment in the Community and Regional Planning program in the School of Architecture. His interdisciplinary appointment contributes to the work of Planet Texas 2050 and he serves as a core faculty member of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service. His current research focuses on climate and environmental governance, urban sustainability and resilience, hazard preparedness and response, and network science. He is particularly interested in how public, private and nonprofit institutions collaborate to solve complex social and environmental problems and promote social innovation. Through his research and teaching he emphasizes the importance and impact of civic and community engagement.
Dr. Bixler co-leads a Planet Texas 2050 Flagship Project and leads the Austin Area Sustainability Indicators project, which won the 2020 Community Impact Award from the Community Indicator Consortium. His research has recently been published in Cities, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Science and Policy, Sustainability and Nonprofit Policy Forum.
- Fertile soil for organic public sociology: Community-based natural resource management
- Pathways to urban sustainability through individual behaviors: The role of social capital
- Reframing urban governance for resilience implementation: The role of network closure and other insights from a network approach
- Fall 2021 - 61067 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
- Fall 2021 - 61215 - PA 397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
- Spring 2021 - 60755 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
- Fall 2020 - 59235 - PA 397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
- Spring 2020 - 58525 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
- Fall 2019 - 59534 - PA 397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
- Spring 2019 - 60234 - PA 388L – Advanced Topics in Management
- Spring 2018 - 60877 - PA 388L – Advanced Topics in Management