Detroit officials say they’re committed to making the Detroit Future City plan a reality. The comprehensive—and controversial—plan has been years in the making. It’s meant to serve as a long-term guide for city leaders and policy-makers. Detroit Future City started with a more modest goal – finding a better way to deal with Detroit’s abundant […]
A group involved in the long-term revitalization of Detroit says its priorities for the coming couple of years include pushing for economic growth to foster job creation and stabilizing hard-pressed city neighborhoods. It’s no secret that the bankrupt city of Detroit has seen better days, and members of Detroit Future City will work toward improving […]
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.
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.
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.