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DFC Executive Director sees a need for more minority-owned businesses in Detroit

January 31, 2017

Article Summary Anika Goss-Foster, Detroit Future City’s (DFC) executive director, shares her insight on the challenges facing minority business owners in Detroit and how the DFC Implementation Office is working to create resolutions to these issues using the DFC Strategic Framework. So many Black businesses, so little clout The Michigan Chronicle December 18, 2016 Link […]

Neighborhoods Rising: The Growth, Development Within The City Of Detroit

January 31, 2017

Article Summary Dr. George Swan, Detroit Future City’s (DFC) board chairman, speaks with WWJ’s Stephanie Davis about Detroit’s growth, and the positive impact the DFC Implementation Office is having in the city thanks to its efforts to fight blight, invest in neighborhoods and ensure inclusiveness. Neighborhoods Rising: The Growth, Development Within The City Of Detroit […]

Q&A: Victoria Byrd Olivier on Detroit Future City and green infrastructure

January 27, 2017

Article Summary Victoria Byrd Olivier, Detroit Future City’s (DFC) director of land use and sustainability, shares the DFC Implementation Office’s strategy on how to deploy green infrastructure across the City of Detroit using the DFC Strategic Framework. Q&A: Victoria Byrd Olivier on Detroit Future City and green infrastructure Model D December 15, 2016 Link Victoria […]

Knight Cities Challenge names 144 finalists, 21 in Detroit

January 25, 2017

Article Summary Two members of the DFC Implementation Office team are finalists for the third annual Knight Cities Challenge! More than 4,500 applicants proposed a wide range of ideas to make 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. Only 21 ideas out of Detroit, and 144 nationally, were selected as […]

2017 Detroit Future City Field Guide to Working with Lots Mini-Grant Winners Announced

January 12, 2017

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office has selected 10 Detroit-based community organizations that exemplify the ability to transform open space from vacant land into green infrastructure to receive a share of $65,000 in mini-grants to implement lot designs from the DFC Field Guide to Working with Lots. Out of more than 30 applicants, 10 […]

2017 Field Guide Mini-Grant Winners

January 12, 2017

The DFC Implementation Office developed the Field Guide Mini-Grant program to encourage Detroit residents, community groups and businesses to utilize the Field Guide to Working with Lots to implement land stewardship activities in Detroit’s neighborhoods. The DFC Field Guide to Working with Lots offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, guidance and resources that support Detroiters in transforming […]

Kresge Detroit chief reflects on 15-year revival effort

January 9, 2017

Article Summary Laura Trudeau, former managing director of the Kresge Foundation’s Detroit program, reflects on the revitalization efforts made by Kresge over the past 15 years. She also discusses her favorite initiatives and programs, and her commitment to continuing her efforts to help with Detroit’s revival as a Detroit Future City board member. Trudeau retired […]

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