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How the efforts of a single resident (and a few friends) beautified Yorkshire Woods

July 10, 2018

Mose Primus, a DFC Field Guide Mini-Grantee, has transformed land in Yorkshire Woods into a beautiful community space including a rain garden, entitled "Yorkshire in Bloom"!

Why the ‘Greening’ of Vacant Land Is a Smart Long-Term Investment in Cities

July 2, 2018

In this excerpt from “The Empty House Next Door,” author Alan Mallach credits Detroit Future City’s Field Guide to Working With Lots as an invaluable resource for community organizations and activists in any city in the United St

Spotlight on the News Special: A look back inside the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

June 9, 2018

In this video, Chuck Stokes takes a look back inside this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference with Anika Goss-Foster as she discusses keeping Detroiters engaged and implementing the DFC Strategic Plan.

Civility is for chumps: In defense of anger

June 1, 2018

Nancy Kaffer covers what it means to be civil, a theme this year at Mackinac Policy Conference, and gets Anika Goss Foster's take on the issue.

The high cost of abandoned property, and how cities can push back

June 1, 2018

Vacant lots and abandoned buildings have reached an “epidemic level" in cities like Detroit and Cleveland. This article references DFC reports for data, and gives credit to our Field Guide Program as a positive source to help combat the issue.

Catalytic development: (Re)creating walkable urban places

May 30, 2018

This special report takes a deeper look at how at how the philanthropic, private sector and placemaking has revived Detroit’s downtown area, and how Detroit Future City has been part of that change.

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