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The best ways to make a difference in Detroit

November 28, 2017

Robin Runyan showcases some of the best ways you can make a difference in Detroit, including revitalizing a vacant lot with Detroit Future City’s Field Guide to Working with Lots.

Housing on the Political Agenda in U.S. Elections

November 28, 2017

By: Brittany Hutson Housing, an issue voters are considering in upcoming local elections, is an issue that Detroit Future City has shed light on in their 139 Square Miles report. Click here to read the full article on ShelterForce.

30 years covering Detroit: My take on the Motor City’s comeback

November 17, 2017

By: John Gallagher John Gallagher covers some of Detroit’s less-noticed trends, including urban farming, one of Detroit Future City’s greening strategies. Click here to read the full article on the Detroit Free Press.

Field Guide to Working with Lots Mini-Grant FAQs

November 14, 2017

The following questions were asked by participants at the two Working with Lots Info Sessions. If you need further clarification, please reach out to or feel free to attend one of the four upcoming info sessions. What Date Location Time Office Hours #1 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Grand River Work Place 19120 Grand River […]

Detroit Future City’s Field Guide To Working With Lots Mini-Grant Program

November 10, 2017

By: Amber Umscheid Amber Umscheid, Neighborhood Exchange, writes about Detroit Future City’s Field Guide to Working With Lots Mini-Grant program, which will award ten grantees a combined maximum of $95,000 to implement one of 35 lot designs to transform the vacant lot into intentional open space. Click here to read the full article on Neighborhood […]

‘Detroit Future City’ Enters a New Stage

November 10, 2017

By: James Brasuell James Brasuell, Planetizen, writes about the new strategic plan Detroit Future City completed that will redirect the organizations vitalization efforts. Click here to read the full article on Planetizen.

See what’s in Detroit Future City’s strategic plan

November 9, 2017

By: John Gallagher The plans laid out in Detroit Future City’s Strategic Framework are coming to fruition as the Duggan administration is adopting it’s ideology. Click here to read the full article on the Detroit Free Press.

In Detroit, flipping the script on inequality

November 2, 2017

By: Ford Foundation Kevin Ryan referenced Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report to give hard hitting statistics on Detroit’s poverty rate during an interview with the Ford Foundation. Click here to read the full article on Ford Foundation.

A Tactical Preservation Strategy for Detroit’s Conners Creek Power Plant

November 2, 2017

By: Irene Garcia Adaptive reuse of vacant industrial buildings in Detroit could help the community socially, economically, and environmentally. Although it is a topic of interest at this years BUILD Conference, German Marshall Fund’s Urban and Regional Policy Program partnered with Detroit Future City in 2015 on the Detroit Opportunity Site initiative to explore reuse […]

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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