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Why Motown is poised to come roaring back

April 20, 2015

I’ve seen the future, and it is Detroit. That statement may seem audacious for anyone who’s read about or visited the city recently. The storied epicenter of the automotive world — America’s richest city just a half-century ago — has traveled a bumpy road for decades. Since the turn of the century it suffered the […]

Regional approach urged to move Detroit forward

April 14, 2015

The city needs a master plan to guide future development, but also needs to take a regional approach to revitalization, Detroit’s Chief Operating Officer Gary Brown said Tuesday. The Cobo Center authority, the “grand bargain” that helped resolve Detroit’s bankruptcy, the Detroit Institute of Arts millage and the new Great Lakes Water Authority are all […]

‘Great City’ meeting in Detroit will focus on future

April 13, 2015

The city’s future — and how to get there — is the focus of a community meeting in Detroit on Tuesday that is drawing speakers from around the country. “The Making of a Great City,” the first of six community meetings by Detroit Future City, is from 6-8 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum […]

“The Making of a Great City” – New program to help Detroit reach its full potential

April 13, 2015

The making of a great city. A new program to help Detroit reach it’s full potential kicks off Tuesday April 14th at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History. It’s all part of a series called “Ideas for Innovation,” and it includes six big events. Watch the video for JoAnne Purtan’s interview on 7 […]

Detroit can be model for how to do things right

April 13, 2015

When we hear the term “perfect storm,” the image that generally comes to mind is one of a high-level disaster. The phrase is relatively new, though its use as the title of the 1993 Sebastian Junger novel which inspired the 2000 film of the same name has accelerated its use in the cultural lexicon. However, […]

Kresge Foundation gives $1.6 million to strengthen Detroit neighborhoods

April 1, 2015

The Kresge Foundation has awarded $1.6 million for 18 projects run by nonprofits working to strengthen Detroit neighborhoods. The Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit grants are the first to be awarded as part of a three-year, $5 million initiative announced by the Troy-based foundation last October. They align with the Detroit Future City strategic framework, a […]

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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