April 21, 2016
A primary role in Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office’s efforts to steward the DFC Strategic Framework is to catalyze innovative concepts and recommendations that advance Detroit’s transformation. Detroit’s greatest liability is vacancy, both in buildings and land. Unlike citizens of some other major U.S. cities, Detroiters are uniquely empowered with the opportunity to transform vacant land in their community. This spring, several DFC Implementation Office initiatives exemplify how our organization serves the community and how the community serves to better quality of life in Detroit.
Please see below for more information on the newly-released Open Space Report and The Buzz initiatives, and an update on the Field Guide to Working with Lots.
The DFC Implementation Office’s Open Space Report
The DFC Implementation Office’s Open Space Report, “Achieving an Integrated Open Space Network in Detroit”, lays the groundwork for creating a new green and sustainable city that will improve the quality of life for all Detroiters. Open space is defined as structure-free land that is intentionally used. Building from the recommendations in the DFC Strategic Framework, the DFC Implementation Office worked with key stakeholders to create the Open Space Report, a comprehensive report that takes the essentials of the DFC Strategic Framework around open space, and outlines a set of considerations advancing the vision of transforming vacant land into an integrated open space network.