In the Media

In the Media

Detroit Green Corridor Initiative

October 28, 2014

Detroit Future City partnered with The Greening of Detroit to plant more than 300 trees along the Southfield freeway and the surrounding neighborhood. The projected annual benefits of these trees as they mature are: – 1,018,000 gallons of storm water removed each year (equal to 1.5 Olympic-size swimming pool) – 220,925 pounds of CO2 sequestered per […]

Meeting of the Minds Final Report

October 28, 2014

Meeting of the Minds is a global knowledge sharing platform based in San Francisco, Cal. The purpose of MotM is to bring together chosen key urban sustainability and technology stakeholders and gather them around a common platform in ways that help build lasting alliances. In 2014, the annual summit was held at the College for Creative […]

Kresge to help fund the dreams of Detroit neighborhoods

October 20, 2014

The Kresge Foundation will announce today a new $5-million initiative to help fund projects in neighborhoods across Detroit whose residents may feel left out of the reimagining occurring in the central city. The three-year program — Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit — will award $50,000-$100,000 to each of seven to 10 grassroots groups whose projects are […]

Detroit Future City Takes Part in Detroit Weekend of Service Saturday

October 8, 2014

WHAT:  The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office, T.R.I.P USA, Arise Detroit, Detroit Housing Commission, Kendall Park Community and Wayne County have partnered for a Detroit Weekend of Service.  Volunteers from across the country will engage in meaningful service projects in four locations across the city of Detroit to improve the quality of life in […]

WWJ Special: Charlie Langton Talks Detroit Post-Bankruptcy With Esteemed Panel

October 7, 2014

Detroit’s Historic bankruptcy is nearing an end. But there are many questions regarding the future of the city. Closing arguments in Detroit’s historic bankruptcy case will likely come within the next couple of weeks. Judge Steven Rhodes, who is hearing arguments in the case, is seeking assurances that elected leaders will put one billion dollars […]

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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