This spring, North Rosedale Park Civic Association and Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, neighborhood block clubs on Detroit’s westside, will implement DFC’s Native Butterfly Meadow and Friendly Fence lot designs to add color and beauty to the lot while also creating a stormwater solution so that neighbors can disconnect their downspouts and re-route this water into a shared, larger rain […]
This month, the Challenge Detroit fellows combined DFC’s Urban Edge and Dumping Preventer lot designs to enrich the beauty of a site on Detroit’s westside by transforming the vacant lot into an open space amenity and to reduce the risk of illegal dumping by creating a planted visual barrier between the road and the lot. Click here […]
In response to our May 4 feature, “Collateral damage,” Anika Goss-Foster, the executive director of Detroit Future City, wrote: On behalf of the 100,000 plus Detroiters whose input informed the Detroit Future City (DFC) Strategic Framework, I must correct the false statements made in relation to the plan and our work. The DFC Strategic Framework […]
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.
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.
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.