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We want walkable urban neighborhoods with access to all that Texas has to offer by high quality transit.

We want to preserve Texas land and rural communities and to find a way to decouple Texas economic growth from ecological destruction.

We want equitable, democratic institutions making wise decisions based on open data, open debate, and diverse representation.

We want safe streets and healthy neighborhoods where a diversity of access and mobility options provide for our needs without killing ten people a day.

Help launch Farm&City.

What’s happening

The hour of the regional transit surveys are upon us!

We are working to build statewide support for better transit planning and more transit funding, but progress requires diverse people of Texas to be involved with their local transit agencies. Across Texas, you can get involved in public planning processes to advocate for high quality, frequent transit where the most people, jobs, and students are.

Click the link to take the survey:

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Farm&City&You&Me

You deserve better transit. You deserve safe streets. You deserve equitable and smart decision making.

You can help build a stronger, equitable, sustainable, accessible Texas today by becoming a founding member of Farm&City&You&Me.

Join today at the $1 or above level on Patreon, you will get instant access to our Aha Moments feeds. You can support and subscribe to either or both of our feeds for Jay Blazek Crossley and Andrew Mayer.

With just four new members each month, we can launch our distributed reporting team effort to provide you weekly coverage of the important transportation and urban planning public meetings and debates happening in the big metro areas across Texas.

With just four new members each month, we can do our part in the ImpactHub-Austin Affordable Housing Accelerator and create a model for communicating to the public about the trade offs, costs, and benefits of regional growth, affordability, equity, traffic, and the environment.

You can help build the foundation for our Vision Zero Texas, Decide Texas, and Texurban program work. We want to save lives on our streets, build a more equitable Texas transportation decision making system, and make walkable urban places connected by high quality transit an affordable low-carbon lifestyle option for every Texan. Our goal is to get to 250 members by the end of the year.

Become a member today

You can make a one time payment through Philantro at the above link, or join one of our Patreon campaigns (Jay or Andrew) for $21 or more a month to become a full member of Farm&City&You&Me.

Annual memberships are $250 or $21 a month.
Family annual memberships are $450 or $38 a month.

Please feel free to make a one time donation or split it up as an automatic recurring donation. After you make your donation, we will follow up with a thank you letter, welcome packet, and how to choose your benefits options.

Member benefits

  • A Farm&City t-shirt (Family members may ask for two)
  • Access to limited free member tickets to all Farm&City events
    • Including two tickets to one of our upcoming launch parties
      • Austin: Thursday, November 30, Impact Hub Austin – North Lamar
      • Houston: Date and Location TBA
  • Home delivery of the Farm&City Magazine four times a year
  • Recognition online and in print reports

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Blog

Systemic inequity hinders the effectiveness of CAMPO’s best plans

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has prepared a draft Regional Active Transportation Plan for the first time and the Transportation Policy Board is expected to vote on passage of the plan at its meeting tonight. Some very excellent consultants worked on the project led by very capable staff. Together they have produced a document …

City of Austin housing has not “kept pace” with population growth

The City of Austin grew from 678,457 to 931,840 people in just ten years between 2005 and 2015, adding 253,383 new residents. While not as much growth as the City of Houston – which added 357,198 in the same period – this growth is harder on Austin with its segregationist zoning code and its extraordinarily high rate …

Beware the murky stats passing by in the flood waters

In the flood of hot takes following Hurricane Harvey, much discussion has emerged around impervious surface – land that cannot absorb water and instead passes it off down the stream. Many of our libertarian friends have been espousing a set of “stats” about Houston’s impervious surface, linking back and forth to each other’s articles as proof …