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In the Media

“Buying In” Hard Copy Submission Form

July 26, 2022
"Buying In" Hard Copy Submission Form
Detroit Future City | July 25, 2022

Click here to request a hard copy of Detroit Future City’s March 2022 “Buying In: Opportunities For Increasing Homeownership in Detroit Through Mortgage Lending” Report.

High gas costs exacerbate transit challenges in Detroit

July 5, 2022
High gas costs exacerbate transit challenges in Detroit
Detroit Future City | July 5, 2022

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) 2021 State of Economic Equity in Detroit report was referenced to address how low-income residents struggle to find alternatives to the rise of fuel costs in the City of Detroit, and how it affects struggling Detroiters who cannot rely on bus services. Click here to read more.

Understanding redlining and how it kept communities of color from homeownership

June 14, 2022
Understanding redlining and how it kept communities of color from homeownership
Detroit Future City | June 14, 2022

President and CEO, Anika Goss, was quoted in a Business Insider article addressing the impact of redlining, and how difficult it is for people of color to acquire mortgages in the City of Detroit. In the article, Gross explains that “These are also places that are concentrated poverty, concentrated environmental contaminants and pollutants, and poor […]

Anika Goss, One Detroit at Mackinac Policy Conference

June 8, 2022
Anika Goss, One Detroit at Mackinac Policy Conference
Detroit Future City | June 8, 2022

In this interview, One Detroit’s Christy McDonald, Founding Managing Editor, sits down with Anika Goss, CEO of Detroit Future City, at the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss building job growth, stability, and higher wages for Detroiters and minorities. Click here to watch

Future of Work Town Hall | Creating Communities: The Path to Placemaking

June 2, 2022
Future of Work Town Hall | Creating Communities: The Path to Placemaking
Detroit Future City | June 2, 2022

Produced by One Detroit, the Future of Work Town Hall host, and One Detroit’s associate producer, Will Glover is joined by TechTown President & CEO Ned Staebler, Detroit Future City Chief Executive Officer Anika Goss, Author of “Reimagining Detroit” and former Detroit Free Press Senior Business Columnist John Gallagher, and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Planning Director Kevin Vettraino for a conversation about […]

Prospects for Detroit working families ‘dimmed’ in last decade, study finds

June 1, 2022
Prospects for Detroit working families ‘dimmed’ in last decade, study finds
Detroit Future City | June 1, 2022

In this article, Malachi Barrett of Bridge Detroit shares how Detroit was once credited with creating the middle class, but the new Detroit Future City report, Middle Wage Jobs, suggests those jobs are harder to come by for residents of the majority-Black city. DFC’s report details that “with declining representation of middle-wage jobs that have […]

Detroit Strategic Framework

The DFC Strategic Framework, a shared vision for Detroit’s future, is the result of a massive, citywide public-engagement effort. It recommends a series of ideas, strategies and approaches on how to best use the city’s 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 integral to the long-term revitalization of Detroit.
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The Field Guide to Working with Lots

The Field Guide to Working with Lots is a user-friendly tool to connect Detroit residents, businesses, and institutions to resources to learn, collaborate, and better practice land stewardship in Detroit. This step-by-step guide provides readers with instructions on how to transform vacant land in their neighborhoods into 38 landscape designs ranging from installation by beginning gardeners to professional contractors. View the interactive guide now.
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The State of Economic Equity

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” illustrates the deep disparities that persist in Detroit and provides recommendations that provide a path to an economically equitable Detroit in which all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly participating in all aspects of economic life within a thriving city and region.
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