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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.

 

What’s happening

TXDOT and TTI are hosting four traffic safety workshops in the first half of May. Click here for the full schedule and specific details, dates and locations are listed below. This is a crucial opportunity to help contribute to Vision Zero.

May 1, Houston
May 3, San Antonio
May 15, DFW
May 17, Midland/Odessa

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About

Farm&City is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to high quality urban and rural human habitat in Texas in perpetuity, started on April 13, 2017.

Board of Directors
Megan Howse Brendle
Jacob Clifton
Ben DiPietro
Toto Miranda

Executive Director
Jay Blazek Crossley

Policy Analyst
Ashkan Jahangiri

GIS Analyst
Andrew Mayer

IRS 501c3 Determination Letter (pdf)

Blog

The Case for Austin’s Transit-Oriented Development Fund

Austin’s need for equitable transit-oriented development is apparent. TOD allows meaningful access to affordable, healthy lifestyles, yet our development regulations have created a perverted marketplace that does not provide these options for most people. We can give more people affordable, multi-modal access to all the necessities and amenities of metropolitan life, along with all the …

Environmental sustainability implications of Austin’s regional growth policies

In the Austin region, we must reduce our metropolitan carbon emissions to play a responsible role in the 21st century world community. Unfortunately, many of our public policies continue to increase our carbon footprint – especially land use and transportation policies. As we grow from two to four million, we have the opportunity to lower …

Austin Considers Expanding Regressive Homestead Exemptions

Tomorrow, Austin City Council will vote on a proposal to cut next year’s revenue by $5 million by increasing the city’s property tax homestead exemption from 8% to 10%, a reduction in taxes for the minority of city residents who own homes. While affordability is a major concern that city council can address through legislation, homestead …

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.