In the Media

In the Media

The DFC Implementation Office is Hiring

January 21, 2016

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office is seeking an office manager who is detail oriented, with very good organizational and interpersonal skills to oversee the day to day management of the office, provides administrative support to staff, and serves as the first point of contact for all external constituents. Click here for more information […]

DFC Leads Discuss on Adapting Urban Vacant Land to Mitigate Hazards

January 21, 2016

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office, aligned with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and the American Planning Association (APA), will lead the fifth Planning Information Exchange (PIE) webinar on February 26 at 12 p.m. PIE is a free eight-part quarterly webinar series focusing on tools, best practices, and strategies on the role […]

20 Detroit projects selected as finalists for Knight Cities Challenge

January 13, 2016

With projects aimed at stimulating community dialogue on race identity, installing artist-designed lighting, connecting Detroit’s Latino and Latina entrepreneurs with the larger business ecosystem and other pursuits, Detroit innovators are among the 158 finalists of the second annual Knights Cities Challenge. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will announce the winners, set to […]

DFC’s 2016 Knight Cities Challenge Finalists

January 12, 2016

The Detroit Future City Implementation Office is excited to have two of our community transforming ideas selected by the Knight Foundation as finalists in the Knight Cities Challenge. The Knight Cities Challenge seeks new ideas from innovators and will award grants –from a pool of $5 million– at the city, neighborhood and block level to […]

Knight Announces Finalists for Cities Challenge

January 12, 2016

Create a kayak-sharing program to explore Miami’s waterways. Train kids to monitor environmental conditions in Detroit. Ignite entrepreneurship in Philadelphia through the power of hip-hop. Encourage St. Paul residents to engage in placemaking — on their own front lawns. Those are just a few of the 158 community-transforming ideas that the John S. and James […]

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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