Detroit Future City (DFC) is a nonprofit organization that plays a crucial role in Detroit as an independent think tank, policy advocate and innovation engine focused on the future of the city, and the implementation of strategies that advance the recommendations laid out in the DFC Strategic Framework.
The Strategic Framework is a 50-year, highly detailed, long-term guide for decision-making by Detroit stakeholders, from elected officials to residents. It was released in 2013, after an ambitious three-year effort, drawing on the best local and national talent, as well as the insights of more than 100,000 Detroiters, to reimagine a better future for Detroit.
The Strategic Framework recommends a series of ideas, strategies and approaches on how to best use our abundance of land, create job growth and economic prosperity, ensure vibrant neighborhoods, build an infrastructure that serves citizens at a reasonable cost, and maintain the high level of community engagement that is integral to the city’s success.
DFC was formed in 2014, following the release of the Strategic Framework, as a program of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. Work began immediately with a dedicated team to connect the Strategic Framework with people in various sectors of the community and with policy leaders, both locally and at the state and federal levels.
DFC became an independent nonprofit in 2016 in order to solidify and amplify its role in Detroit’s revitalization.