Several Detroit community organizations are holding workshops and presentations aimed at educating people about blight removal efforts in Detroit. The 2016 Blight Bootcamp will be held today at Wayne County Community College’s downtown Detroit campus. Organizers say the event is designed “to equip attendees with hands-on blight removal experience.” Individuals and organizations who have submitted […]
The DFC Implementation Office’s The Buzz initiative is a collaborative opportunity for Detroit-based barbers and mowers—whether professional landscapers, block clubs who know how to mow, or grounds crews from across the city— to work together through a series of activities to create barber-inspired mowing patterns for vacant lots in Detroit. The Buzz will lift up […]
The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office is a finalist for ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund. More than 1,300 applications were reviewed by Artplace. The applications were narrowed down to 80 projects that are being considered for a total of $10.5 million. ArtPlace America’s National Creative Placemaking Fund is a highly competitive national […]
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.