In the Media

In the Media

DFC Hosts Packard Plant Design Competition

August 27, 2014

Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office hosted the Packard Plant “Reanimate the Ruins” International Design Competition Exhibition on Friday, August 8. The competition was created and led by Parallel Projections and brought together over 200 submissions from 30 countries (including schemes from the Detroit area) to describe a new vision for the storied plant’s future. […]

Reanimate the ruins: Ideas for the Packard Plant

August 27, 2014

Here’s a little fun viewing to ease you back into the work week: ideas on how the Packard Plant could be reused. Three young architects, under the name Parallel Projections, came up with the idea of a global design competition to reimagine Detroit’s Packard Plant. They have no connection to Detroit but still received more […]

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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