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Five Detroit proposals among Knight Cities winners

March 31, 2015

Five concepts from Detroit are among the 32 winners of funding from the Knight Foundation’s Cities Challenges announced Tuesday. An initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the challenge attracted more than 7,000 ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. “Not only did […]

A Guide To Vacant Land Is Coming Soon

March 11, 2015

“With some creative thinking and strategic planning, that (vacant land) can actually be an opportunity or an asset rather than a problem or a liability.” Detroit has thousands of vacant properties that could be re-used in many ways, from new business ventures to parks or gardens. The Detroit Future City Implementation Office is putting together […]

New ideas to revive empty lots

March 9, 2015

Vacant land is one of Detroit’s greatest liabilities, or its greatest opportunity — depending on whom you ask. This spring, as the snow finally fades on parcels of green, residents across Detroit are going to be asked what future they see for the vacant land across their neighborhoods and offered a guidebook to get there. […]

DFC Strategic Framework

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Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class

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Detroit Property Owner's Guide to Bioretention

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The Field Guide to Working with Lots

View the full, interactive Field Guide online now.
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