In the Media

New York Times editorial on fight against blight in Detroit

June 7, 2014

At one level, a new report about blight in Detroit can be seen as a cartographic inventory of the abandoned homes, vacant lots and rundown industrial sites that have spread through the once-thriving Motor City like a metastasized cancer. But there is another way to look at this important document: as the starting point for […]

Xconomy on online map of Detroit’s vacant and blighted properties

June 4, 2014

In January, Xconomy reported on the Motor City Mapping project to survey the city’s entire 139 square miles—nearly 400,000 parcels of land—and identify blighted properties in need of demolition. Back then, a team of about 200 surveyors hit the snowy streets and spent roughly two months crisscrossing the city, using an app to catalog each […]

Detroit Future City to host ‘Blight Bootcamp’

June 3, 2014

On the heels of the release of the most comprehensive data set ever on blight in the city of Detroit, Detroit Future City (DFC) is hosting its first ever “Blight Bootcamp.” This Saturday at Wayne County Community College District’s Downtown Campus (1001 W. Fort St.), DFC is putting on a series of free workshops that […]

DFC Strategic Framework

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Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class

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