In the Media

In the Media

Layers of government inhibit the regional cooperation we need

November 30, 2015

There are a handful of things we in Michigan are proud of and value about ourselves and our state.  We work hard. We make things. We love our Great Lakes and outdoors.  We are proud of our education institutions and what they represent. We want to be proud again of our Michigan communities as great […]

Detroit Future City Names New Executive Director

November 24, 2015

Anika Goss-Foster has been named the new executive director of Detroit Future City, as the organization becomes an independent, non-profit entity. The organization It coordinates strategies, actions, and resources to catalyze long-term revitalization for the City of Detroit. Goss-Foster, a Detroit native, has more than 15 years of leadership in national and local roles in […]

ioby announces open positions in Detroit

November 18, 2015

The DFC Implementation Office partners with ioby, an organization that mobilizes neighbors who have good ideas to become powerful citizen leaders, to spread the word to extraordinarily talented leaders in community development, urban planning, technology, community organizing, leadership development, participatory planning, tactical urbanism, and social justice who are interested in available Action Strategists positions in […]

CCP Report: Open Space in Detroit

November 12, 2015

In an effort to continue to advance the transformation of Detroit’s vacant land into an open space amenity, the DFC Implementation Office applied for and received a technical assistance scholarship from the Center for Community Progress (CCP) to research ownership models and funding options for long-term open space in Detroit.  DFC worked with the CCP […]

Detroit Future City initiative uniting communities through vacant land revitalization

November 2, 2015

The Detroit Future City is an independent nonprofit organization working to help shape the future direction and decision-making of Detroit residents and city leaders to have a positive impact on the city’s revitalization. Dan Kinkead, director of the Detroit Future City Implementation Office, updates Greening of the Great Lakes host, Kirk Heinze, on Detroit Future […]

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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