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Detroit Future City opens search for new director

July 30, 2015

Detroit Future City has launched its search for a new executive director, part of its transition to an independent, non-profit organization. The search is being led by The Hawkins Company. “The recruitment profile for the new executive director was developed with feedback and input from a diverse cross-section of stakeholders,” said Dr. George Swan, TMC […]

DFC Executive Director Recruitment Profile

July 30, 2015

The DFC Implementation Office launched its search for a new executive director, a major step in its process of transitioning to an independent, non-profit organization. The executive director search is being led by The Hawkins Company, hired by DFC’s transition management committee (TMC). To apply for DFC’s executive director position, a resume and letter of interest […]

Plans progress for 26-mile bike path around Detroit

July 25, 2015

Plans for a 26-mile pedestrian and bike pathway encircling the city of Detroit are moving at a fast clip this summer, with schematic designs underway and a highly-competitive federal grant request for $10.4 million awaiting approval. There’s just one snag: 8.3 miles of abandoned railroad property, the largest gap in the trail to date, remains […]

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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