In the Media

In the Media

Growing Pains for Detroit’s Urban Farms

August 31, 2016

DETROIT, Mich.—On a sunny summer afternoon, an ice cream truck sits parked near Woodrow Wilson and West Euclid Street in Detroit, in front of two boarded-up homes with sagging porches and shin-high grass. The doors bear signs warning that the homes are facing foreclosure and imminent transfer to the Detroit Land Bank. The truck’s jingle […]

DFC Implementation Office is Seeking Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator

August 18, 2016

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator. The member will be responsible for engaging new residents and further engaging existing volunteers in implementing best practices for vacant lot use. Ideally, the candidate will begin service on October 1, 2016 and serve a […]

Must Detroit Shrink to Survive?

August 16, 2016

When the city of Detroit emerged from the nation’s largest-ever municipal bankruptcy almost two years ago it was left with a razor-thin financial cushion. Now Detroit’s downtown is booming with new investments. But much of its outer-lying neighborhoods remain abandoned. And Detroit officials are weighing precisely where to concentrate the city’s scant resources. Detroit is huge – 139 square miles. […]

DFC Implementation Office is Seeking Graphic Design Firm

August 15, 2016

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office is seeking a graphic design firm that can provide one year of graphic design services for the DFC Implementation Office, with the materials outlined in the link below being completed within the first three to four months. The graphic design firm will subcontract under the DFC Implementation Office’s […]

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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