In the Media

2019 Detroit Reinvestment Index shows continued confidence in city; report now led by Detroit Future City

November 3, 2019

Kresge Foundation co-announces the fourth edition of the Detroit Reinvestment Index. Click here to read the article.

AmeriCorps Member Service Opportunity – Fall 2019

October 31, 2019

Detroit Future City (DFC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Engagement Specialist. The candidate will ideally begin service in November 2019 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours through the end of his/her/their term in September 2020. The exact start and end date will […]

Social media is arguing about how much vacant land is in Detroit — and the number matters

October 26, 2019

John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press talks to our director of Land Use & Sustainability, Sarah Hayosh, about Detroit’s vacant land square milage. Furthermore, the Strategic Framework’s beginnings are explained.   Click here to read the full article.

Sustainable Landscape Collaborative will address flooding in Detroit through green infrastructure with the Detroit Future City Working with Lots program

October 1, 2019

The Detroit Biodiversity Network (DBN), a student-led sustainability-focused organization at Wayne State University has been awarded a 2019 Ford College Community Challenge Award from the Ford Motor Company Fund to carry out and expand its Sustainable Landscape Collaborative program in partnership with community-based non-profit organization Detroit Future City (DFC). Click here to read the full […]

Letter to the Editor: Nuanced strategy needed for Detroit’s open space

September 29, 2019

The DFC team responds to a Crain’s Detroit Business article asking “What is the city [of Detroit]’s strategy for returning vast acreage of vacant land to productive use?” Click here to read the full article.

Detroit workshop to focus on green stormwater infrastructure

September 22, 2019

The Associated Press reports our upcoming Bioretention Guide workshop on Friday, September 27. During the workshop, green stormwater infrastructure and management will be addressed to Detroit business owners, nonprofit groups and faith-based organizations with non-residential property. Click here to read the full article.

DFC Strategic Framework

The Blueprint for Detroit's Future
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Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class

A deep dive look into the growth, attraction & retention of the middle-class households.
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Detroit Property Owner's Guide to Bioretention

Manage stormwater on a non-residential property.
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The Field Guide to Working with Lots

View the full, interactive Field Guide online now.
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