In the Media

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.

Three Design and art events worth checking out in Detroit this week

September 9, 2019

ClickonDetroit reports on Detroit Future City’s involvement in Detroit Design 139’s 2019 Month of Design event. DFC partnered with Detroit Design 139’s month of design to celebrate how the Working with Lots Program is building the capacity for groups to spark community-led transformation projects using design and perennials.   Click here to read the full […]

Capacity-Building Program for Detroit Nonprofits expands with Three-Year Commitment from Knight Foundation

August 21, 2019

Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan will support professional development opportunities for local nonprofits promoting community information and democratic engagement. For DFC, that means training and project-based learning opportunities through Wayne State University's Center for the Study of Citizenship.

Knight Foundation commits $714,000 to expanding capacity-building program for Detroit nonprofits

August 19, 2019

Knight Foundation commits $714,000 to expanding capacity-building program for Detroit nonprofits, including Detroit Future City

Goddeeris: Strategies for reuse of vacant industrial sites

July 22, 2019

Detroit Future City Deputy Director, Tom Goddeeris, wrote a Crain's Detroit Business "Other Voices" piece that suggests three strategies that encourage the reuse of vacant industrial property in ways that will provide jobs and other benefits to city residents.

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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