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The Urban Institute implemented a two-phase study to help communities across the U.S. use data to drive more effective approaches for addressing food insecurity.

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Feasibility Study for a Central Texas Food Hub (January 2019)
Studies the opportunities and barriers to a physical food hub in Central Texas that might allow small to mid-sized farms to meet larger volume demands in Austin and San Antonio.
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Examines five different sites in Austin, Texas, from past to present, as they relate to food production or consumption.

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Food Insecurity in the City of Austin: A GIS Analysis of Structural Indicators (Fall 2015)
Uses environmental mapping to understand food insecurity in Austin.

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Feasibility Study for a Texas Organic Food Hub (June 2015)
Studies the feasibility of a food hub in or near Guadalupe County, Texas in response to a request from farmers in Central Texas.

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Food Security Analysis: Community Garden Distribution and Potential Yield of Austin, Texas (May 2015)
Measures and maps plots for certified public community gardens in Austin to determine potential crop yield, and makes recommendations to the City for future development of urban agriculture.

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A Food System Plan for Austin (May 2015)
Uses best practice examples for food system planning efforts in other cities to make recommendations for an Austin food system plan.

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Food Assistance Programs in Travis County: Current Capacity & Participation (February 2014)
Details availability and participation in current food assistance programs and services in Travis County.

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Barriers to and Opportunities for Commercial Urban Farming: Case Studies from Austin, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana (May 2014)
Addresses urban agriculture developments, constraints affecting long-term commercial urban farm operations, and how cities are creating policies to support commercial urban agriculture.

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Reaching Austin’s Maximum Agricultural Production (December 2013)
Identifies the amount of food produced on Austin farms and calculates the number of people that could be fed with food produced on available agricultural land.

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The Economic Impact of Austin’s Food Sector (Spring 2013)
Identifies key actions, policies, and programs that advance better connections between local farmers and food artisans and consumers, restaurants, and institutional buyers in Austin.

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Increasing Access to Healthful Foods: A Qualitative Study with Residents of Low-Income Communities
Describes insights from a survey of residents living in underserved communities about their food purchases and ways to increase access to healthy foods.