About Detroit Future City

In 2010

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, long-term guide for decision-making by all Detroit stakeholders–from elected officials to residents. Released in 2013 after an ambitious three-year effort, the highly detailed guide draws 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.

In 2013

DFC was formed in 2013, 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.

In 2015

DFC became an independent nonprofit in 2015 in order to solidify and amplify its role in Detroit’s revitalization.

The DFC Mission

Read our goals and how we will get there.
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Team & Board of Directors

Meet Detroit Future City's Team & Board of Directors.
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Detroit Future City FAQs

Learn about our office and get your questions answered.
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DFC Strategic Framework

The Blueprint for Detroit's Future
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DFC Five-Year Strategic Plan

Strategies to move the framework forward.
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