In the Media

In the Media

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 […]

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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