Detroit Future City

Detroit Future City is a think tank, a policy advocate, and an innovation engine developing data-driven strategies to create a more equitable and sustainable future for Detroit.

The Equity in Advanced Mobility Call-To-Action Symposium on May 21st is SOLD OUT!

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This groundbreaking symposium builds on the momentum of massive federal, state, and private sector investments in advanced mobility. Be a part of the solution! Help us co-create strategies for promoting equal access and economic empowerment for Historically Excluded Communities in Southeast Michigan's booming advanced mobility sector.

Detroit Future City Releases "Keeping Your Family Home," New Report on Heirs' Properties

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Detroit Future City has released the “Keeping Your Family Home: Addressing the Challenges of Inherited Properties in Detroit” report to detail the scale of family-owned properties in Detroit inherited through generations without formal legal proof of ownership.

Detroit Future City Releases First Update to Economic Equity Dashboard Since 2021 Launch

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Detroit Future City released the first update to its web-based Economic Equity Dashboard, since its launch in 2021, which coincided with the release of the ‘State of Economic Equity in Detroit’ report. This also marks the first update since the pandemic, providing insight into the impact of COVID-19 on key equity issues.

Detroit Future City Releases New Report on Small-Dollar Mortgages

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Detroit Future City releases new report, "Small-Dollar Mortgages: The Role of Small-Dollar Mortgages in Detroit’s Housing Market." As Detroit seeks to grow, attract, and retain Black middle-class households and work towards a more economically equitable future, increasing homeownership through mortgage lending at a diversity of price points is key.

Detroit Future City Releases Report on Black Bottom and Paradise Valley Neighborhoods

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Detroit Future City released a new report, "A Call for Reparative Investment in Black Bottom Paradise Valley," calling for a reparative investment strategy to reverse the immense loss of Black wealth, culture and community that occurred in the name of urban renewal, including the loss experienced as a result of the destruction of historic Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods.

Detroit Future City's CEO, Anika Goss, Discussed Detroit's Climate Crisis at TED Countdown Summit

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How can cities become resilient to the shocks of climate change? As a leading force behind Detroit's ongoing revitalization, Anika Goss spends a lot of time thinking about this question. Connecting the city's industrial past to its sustainable future, she explores the link between climate vulnerability and economic inequity, offering a vision for responding to both challenges at once.

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