In the Media

In the Media

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 […]

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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