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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 […]

DFC Strategic Framework

The Blueprint for Detroit's Future
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Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class

A deep dive look into the growth, attraction & retention of the middle-class households.
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Detroit Property Owner's Guide to Bioretention

Manage stormwater on a non-residential property.
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The Field Guide to Working with Lots

View the full, interactive Field Guide online now.
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