A new approach to policy development.

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Collaborative, inclusive, nonprofit, nonpartisan.



Glasshouse Policy removes the gap between citizens and policymakers, creating a more engaged citizenry and a more responsive and representative government. By acting as a forum for the general public, policymakers, academics, and all other interested stakeholders to debate, compromise, and ultimately craft crowdsourced policy solutions to the major issues the public faces today, Glasshouse Policy engages new ideas, new voices, and new constituencies on critical community issues.

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Engagement

Thu, August 24, 6:00 pm


Project Connect Game Night



Scholz Garten

Austin, TX

Wed, September 6, 6:00 pm


Budget Party



Capital Factory

Austin, TX

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Our Work

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Written by Caitlin Clary
Published by Glasshouse Policy and University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Contributers:
Madison Grimes
Sara Meadow


Housing Toolkit
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There is no shortage of ideas for how to improve public transit in Austin. What will it take to turn plans into action and build a successful transit network?
Join the Austin Monitor, Glasshouse Policy, Imagine Austin, and TransitCenter-a national foundation dedicated to improving urban mobility, to discuss public transit changes that are working, or not working, in cities across the country. The evening will feature a panel with TransitCenter, Mayor Steve Adler, Capital Metro President & CEO Linda S. Watson and City Council Member Delia Garza to discuss how Capital Metro and the City of Austin can work together to get Austin moving.

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meet ups to find a co-founder, rent a desk for your startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the Incubator.


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In collaboration with the Texas House Innovation and Technology Caucus

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Place Changing: Annexation is a community-engagement initiative sponsored by both public and private community partners that invites the public to explore, discuss, and debate Bexar County’s annexation priorities and the future of San Antonio generally.

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MobilityHouston invites community leaders, regional employers, stakeholders, and, above all, the general public to join in an effort to turn citizen-sourced priorities into effective policy solutions.

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MobilityATX is a community-engagement initiative sponsored by both public and private community partners that invites the public to create and shape public policy solutions to Austin's transportation woes.

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Join us for the 1 yr anniversary of the #BudgetParty app! We will celebrating at Capital Factory on 9/6. RSVP here: t.co/9JFUTnSaR7

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Just how effective is bipartisanship in TX? Read more in HuffPost about Glasshouse's new report: "Bipartisan Boost". t.co/x4eEX4ziOc

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We published the last pt of our school finance series! What happened in the 85th legislative session? #txlege #txed t.co/eEgPDF639O

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Just posted pt 2 of our school finance series! What are some concerns with the current system? t.co/1Mv5kAD540 #txlege #txed

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How exactly do school districts get funded in Texas? We broke it down for you! t.co/wRrwNBdepN #txlege #txed