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Brainstorming at Packard

May 31, 2015

On Tuesday, Detroit Future City is hosting a session for the public to come and Think Big Thoughts on “opportunities for innovation in Detroit.” And while we at Crain’s like to think big thoughts with the rest of them, we can’t lie that we’re most excited about the location: Packard Automotive Plant Building 22. So […]

On Detroit’s East Side, Managing Vacant Land Takes Collaboration

May 21, 2015

The verdure of spring is on full display in Detroit — but so, too, are the challenges of maintaining open land in a fiscally challenged city where over 30 percent of all parcels are vacant. Overgrowth and illegal dumping are not atypical features of many of the city’s 100,000-plus vacant parcels. In no section of […]

I can’t wait 50 years to live well in my Detroit neighborhood

May 7, 2015

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi This quote resonates deeply with me these days, because in my Detroit neighborhood, the change I wish to see seems so far away. Imagining places that are clean, safe and vibrant threads my work as an urban planner and sustainability advocate. Yet, […]

DFC Strategic Framework

The Blueprint for Detroit's Future
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Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class

A deep dive look into the growth, attraction & retention of the middle-class households.
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