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The Future of Urban Agriculture
Will the City of Austin love its urban farms to death?
"...The Urban Farms Process and Code Coordination Working Group of the..."

May 17, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

Urban Farm Debate Intensifies
UPDATED: Council postpones vote on revised ordinance
"...has postponed discussion of the proposed changes to the urban farm code, pending another stakeholder process. A return to..."

Oct. 17, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

Urban Farm Redux
Community stakeholders address future of city’s urban farms
"...is now allowed to sell vegetables from their Eastside urban farm. This is good news for urban farmers and..."

May 3, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

Urban Farm Update
Public meeting to be held on revisons to urban farm ordinance
"...when it comes to addressing pending updates to the urban farm ordinance...."

April 19, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

Urban on the Rocks
It's the Sprawl, Y'all
"...that ignorance of the shape and drive of public policy is only partly the citizens' fault. "There is an..."

April 30, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City's Urban Ag Effort Struggles to Take Root
Bureaucracy may be reason for program's stunted growth
"...As one of its first acts, the Sustainable Food Policy Board – a regional entity charged with looking after..."

April 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Urban Rail: Which Way to Connect?
Project Connect recommends a rail corridor – and transit advocates board opposing trains
"...Leffingwell to advise city officials on the development of urban rail, approved Project Connect's sub-corridor recommendations of East Riverside..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Mac McCann

Urban Farms: Mediation Bears No Fruit
Compromise seems unlikely in debate
"...evening, over city staff's proposed revisions to the city's urban farm code, has thus far yielded little, if any,..."

Nov. 22, 2013 News Feature by Anna Toon

Urban Farm Skirmish Moves to Mediation
Council postpones vote on urban farm ordinance
"...anticipated City Council vote on recommended updates to the urban farms ordinance was postponed until Nov. 21. Requested by..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Anna Toon

Farm to Table to Policy
Building an appetite for local food
"...On Oct. 11, local Austin food distributors, urban farmers, and sustainable food advocates met with state Rep...."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Katie Walsh

Urban Farm Story Slanted
"...retaining our single-family zoning. East Austin, according to the urban farm ordinance, is the only part of town where..."

April 15, 2013 Postmarks

Then There's This: Urban (Watershed) Legend
In reversal, city says new development must comply with SOS
"...determination this month, reversing a previous decision that less-restrictive urban watershed regulations would apply. (See "Then There's This: Overlooking..."

March 14, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Good News on Urban Farming
"...Dear Editor, For those fretting about the future of urban farming after the HausBar Farms conflict, I write to..."

April 17, 2013 Postmarks

Urban Rail Public Meetings
City seeks input on proposed rail project
"...are "public scoping" meetings, required under the National Environmental Policy Act. According to city Transportation Director Rob Spillar, a..."

April 1, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

A Green Transport Policy
"...many of these Denmark objectives could we adopt as policy in Austin and Central Texas?..."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature

Big City Blues
Although it has three of the 10 largest cities in the United States, Texas is still largely a state of home-rule cities. A brief look at the prospects for a real urban policy in Texas.
"...the last 25 years can attest. But now, the urban boom -- and Texas' post-bust renaissance has been almost..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Why Rail?
The city is pushing for a 2012 vote to build urban rail. The critics are asking, 'Who needs it?'
"...heard his presentation; I've read one of his major policy papers; I've conversed with him on the phone. Much..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Developing Stories
The Concordia redevelopment highlights the need for the city to do more than plan from the dais
"...In Austin, broad questions of land-use and planning policy typically get addressed, by default, through City Council reviews..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Next Target: Springdale
Eastside activists target another urban farm
"...weighing heavily on the owners of the East Austin urban farm. According to Glenn, the City Council meeting on..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Anna Toon

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
The battle over NYC's urban planning
"...Urban planning becomes not just a subject for policy wonks..."

June 30, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

AURA Begs to Differ
Rail advocates insist they don’t advocate ‘Guadalupe/Lamar’ Only
"...righteously Tweeted this morning by members of Austinites for Urban Rail Action, after we posted a summation of reactions..."

May 6, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Playing the Dozens in District 3
Media forum takes on affordability, rail, city farms
"...City Council candidates address Austin growth, gentrification, affordable housing, urban rail, and urban farms, in the third forum sponsored..."

Sept. 16, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Developing Stories: A Long Route to Go
Will we vote on urban rail in November 2010?
"...to serve Downtown and Central Austin has been rebranded "urban rail." (That's because it's a hybrid of technologies.) Second,..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Austin's Sustainable Secret
Student-founded Green Is the New Black makes renewable energy at Huston-Tillotson
"...problem, she says, is the absence of a bike policy advising students about where they can or can't ride...."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Communication Breakdown
Does the closure of HausBar Farms spell trouble for the urban farming movement?
"...asked to revisit what it means to be an urban farm. For everything from increased access to locally produced..."

April 12, 2013 Food Feature by Anna Toon

Under Your Spelman
Former council member wants his Place 5 seat back
"...candidate for the Austin City Council. A professor in urban policy at UT, he earned a Ph.D. in public..."

Dec. 17, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: Counting Cars and Fears
Officials say their hands are tied at Northcross – but is that true?
"...Who sets public policy in Austin? Will our elected representatives – the mayor..."

June 8, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Can Project Connect Connect?
Advisory group receives preferred corridor recommendation
"...Connect team presented its “Locally Preferred Alternative” recommendation for urban rail to Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s Central Corridor Advisory Group...."

May 6, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Let Them Eat Cake
The Return of Tax Giveaways
"...Detractors of the new policy say that tax abatements for behemoth companies mean that..."

May 5, 1995 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Database Tracks Deaths in Police Custody
Project pulls data from the last decade
"...Last Wednesday at UT-Austin, Amanda Woog, a policy analyst at the school's Insti­tute for Urban Policy Research..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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