In the Media

In the Media

Detroit engages with its community to solve its raw sewage and storm water problem using the Strategic Framework

November 9, 2016

Article Summary The City of Detroit has a combined sewage and rainwater sewer system that becomes overwhelmed by heavy downpours. Water is flushed into the same pipes that lead to the city’s sewage treatment plant during rainstorms. The DFC Strategic Framework recommends changing the way the city thinks about infrastructure by encouraging Detroiters to use […]

Detroit Future City, Michigan Community Resources mini grants spur green infrastructure projects

November 8, 2016

Article Summary The Detroit Future City Implementation Office is working to stimulate the creation of green infrastructure projects in Detroit neighborhoods through a second-year round of Working with Lots mini-grants. The Working with Lots mini-grant program offers up to $65,000 in funds to ten neighborhood groups to revitalize vacant lots. Groups must use lot designs in the […]

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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