In the Media

In the Media

UNI Urban Neighborhood Initiative Vacant 2 Vibrant – A Guide to Working with Lots

October 30, 2017

By: Urban Neighborhood Initiative The Urban Neighborhood Initiative has taken Detroit Future City’s lead and created “Vacant 2 Vibrant – A Guide to Working with Lots”, which uses Detroit Future City’s “A Field Guide Working with Lots” as a starting point. Click here to read the full article on Urban Neighborhood Initiative’s website.

Black Urbanists, Part 1: Academia

October 26, 2017

By: Pete Saunders Toni Griffin, project director of Detroit Future City’s Framework, is recognized in this article as a black urbanist, working to create a better urban environment. Click here to read the full article on The Corner Side Yard.  

Detroit: beyond the election

October 17, 2017

By Jack Lessenberry Jack Lessenberry touches on Mayor Duggan’s successful time in the office, and calls to incorporate Detroit Future City’s Framework into a revised master plan for the city. Click here to read the full article on Metro Times.

What could Amazon do for Detroit? Just imagine…

October 17, 2017

By: Keith A. Owens Keith A Owens references a report by Detroit Future City that declares there are only 30 jobs for every 100 residents in Detroit, which is why Amazon could bring opportunity to Detroit residents. Click here to read the full article on Michigan Chronicle.

Q&A: Meet the man reimagining Detroit, one vacant lot at a time

October 17, 2017

By: Joel Kurth Joel Kurth discusses the movement to salvage vacant land in Detroit by creating green spaces, as laid out in a blueprint by Detroit Future City. Click here to read the full article on Bridge.

Detroit Future City’s Field Guide to Working with Lots Mini-Grant Program

October 17, 2017

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) Field Guide to Working with Lots Mini-Grant program aims to accelerate vacant land revitalization in Detroit using the Field Guide to Working with Lots. The program encourages community groups, faith-based institutions, non-profits, and businesses to install one of 35 lot designs to address stormwater concerns, activate community spaces and create more […]

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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