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Former DFC team member becomes executive director of the Detroit land bank authority

December 21, 2015

The Detroit Land Bank Authority Board has named Carrie Lewand-Monroe as executive director. Lewand-Monroe previously served as director of policy at Detroit Future City.  She also served as director of the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority under Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Click here to read the full article in the Detroit Free Press.

Building a Community of Rehabbers to Support Revitalization

December 16, 2015

The DFC Implementation Office is partnering with the Center for Community Progress for the RemakeBreak Webinar on December 17, 2015 at noon. The RemakeBreak is a free, monthly, Michigan-focused, lunchtime webinar series that will focus on Building a Community of Rehabbers to Support Revitalization in order to connect you to the research, ideas, and success […]

In last decade, metro Detroit communities take big steps to address regional problems

December 16, 2015

Debbie Schutt has seen plenty of missed opportunities in her 40-plus years as a community planner in metro Detroit. “Being a planner during my era was, for a lot of reasons, very frustrating. Not investing in the maintenance of the infrastructure, continuing to build at the expense of maintaining the infrastructure — it just wasn’t […]

Reminder! DFC’s Field Guide to Working with Lots Mini-grant Applications is due Monday, Dec. 21 at Noon.

December 15, 2015

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Field Guide to Working with Lots is a tool that provides step-by-step instruction to support Detroiters in transforming vacant land in order to create cleaner, safer and more attractive neighborhoods. The Field Guide mini-grant program is offering Detroit residents, community groups and businesses grants up to $5,000 to utilize the […]

Keep Growing Detroit offers Community Gardening Program to Detroiters

December 10, 2015

The DFC Implementation Office partners with Keep Growing Detroit, an organization that promotes a food sovereign city where the majority of fruits and vegetables Detroiters consume are grown by residents within the city’s limits, to share information about the Urban Roots Community Garden Training Program. The Urban Roots Community Gardening Training Program is a 9-week […]

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