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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

More info

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

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 …

Where Austin’s CapRemap Provides Better Transit and For Whom?

Sunday morning, Austin’s Capital Metro transit agency relaunched its core service, with a reconfiguration of its bus service into a frequent grid network. More than a year ago, we explored how the changes would provide more low income people with access to frequent transit. There have been reasonable equity concerns in the Cap ReMap process, …

Access to frequent bus service for Austinites living in poverty currently and with the proposed Connections 2025 service changes

[In the formative months of Farm&City in early 2017, we created this report, working with AURA leader, John Laycock, but just realized that we had never posted it on our website, which was launched months later. With the launch of Cap Remap today, it seemed important to post this as a record of part of …

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.