In the Media

In the Media

Real Estate Insider: Detroit planners working on industrial property survey

March 17, 2022
Real Estate Insider: Detroit planners working on industrial property survey
Detroit Future City | March 15, 2022

In this article, Kirk Pinho of Crain’s Detroit Business detailed industrial construction underway in the city of Detroit and it’s industrial past. Detroit Future City and the Southwest Detroit Business Association most recent report, was reference in this article. DFC’s COO, Tom Goddeeris, details hw the city has “… opportunities to rethink about community development at […]

Thousands of Vacant Detroit houses reoccupied over past 2 years

February 22, 2022
Thousands of Vacant Detroit houses reoccupied over past 2 years
Detroit Future City | February 22, 2022

Senior Program Manager, Edward Lynch, was quoted in this article addressing the increase of rehabbed and reoccupied homes in the City of Detroit. In the article, Lynch explains that “any time blight is removed, and homes are reoccupied, it’s a positive in the city.” Click here to read more.

Cities de-paving, replacing concrete with green space

February 18, 2022
Cities de-paving, replacing concrete with green space
Detroit Future City | February 18, 2022

YouTube platform, Solutionaries explores the urban heat island effect impacting the City of Detroit, the cause of this, too much impervious ground cover and not enough green space. Detroit Future Cit’s Stormwater Engineering Manager, Susan Rusinowski, is featured in this video detailing the importance and need of de-paving and more greenspace in the City of […]

Detroit ramps up plan to spend $95 million of pandemic aid on commercial demolition, site prep

February 16, 2022
Detroit ramps up plan to spend $95 million of pandemic aid on commercial demolition, site prep
Detroit Future City | February 18, 2022

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) 2019 report, “Industrial Districts: Rethinking Strategies for Adaptive Reuse,” is referenced in this article that addresses the City of Detroit’s focus on blight-removal and ARPA spending. The 2019 report examines adaptive reuse of the city’s vacant industrial building stock. Click here to read more.

Study: Empty southwest Detroit industrial sites target for new life

February 14, 2022

Journalist Annalise Frank covers DFC’s collaborative report with the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) and the Detroit Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), “Exploring Opportunities for Equitable Development in a Southwest Detroit Industrial District.” This report is DFC’s latest examination of strategies for the adaptive reuse of vacant industrial property in Detroit. Click here to read […]

Detroit lauds plan to prevent residents’ displacement, but critics say it’s insufficient

January 27, 2022

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) 2021 State of Economic Equity in Detroit report was referenced to address gentrification and the rise of property values in the City of Detroit. Click here to read more.

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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