A new thing is happening in Texas.

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.

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What’s happening

Texas, we have a new think tank.

You’re invited to celebrate the birth of Farm&City.

The Farm&City Launch Party
Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:30 – 8:30pm
at Impact Hub Austin
5540 North Lamar

Libations generously provided by Texas Beer Company

Music by David Israel and the Nun-Prophets

More info and RSVP on Facebook or contact Jay by email


Farm&City is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to high quality urban and rural 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

IRS 501c3 Determination Letter (pdf)


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