April E-Newsletter: Launching Ideas for Innovation, Impact of Kresge Innovative Projects and Knight Cities Challenge Win

April 15, 2015

The DFC Implementation Office’s Ideas for Innovation is a six part series to accelerate thinking around DFC’s five strategic planning elements and advance collaboration around the implementation of the DFC Strategic Framework. Each Ideas for Innovation event will be followed by a publication that outlines actionable recommendations identified during the events. The funding partner for Ideas for Innovation is The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the media partner is Michigan Radio’s “The Next Idea”.

“Using the DFC Strategic Framework Plan as their starting point, Ideas for Innovation panelists will discuss critical issues impacting Detroiters and the next steps to grow, stabilize and transform the city to improve the quality of life for everyone,” said Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. “This type of dialogue will help to activate transformative strategies and ultimately create a better Detroit.”

Michigan Radio is posting a series of reaction essays by speakers or panelists from each event. The first essay by Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. can be read here.