In the Media

In the Media

Help Shape The Future Of Land + Water In Detroit!

December 22, 2017

By: Amber Umscheid Detroit Future City’s Land + Water WORKS Coalition is seeking neighborhood leaders to serve ad ambassadors to make Detroit a leader in grassroots green stormwater infrastructure innovation. Click here to read more on Neighborhood Exchange.

Bill McGraw Contrasts What He Saw on Detroit Streets in ’07 and What He Sees Now

December 22, 2017

By: Alan Stamm The Detroit Free Press conducted an online Q&A session with Bill McGraw to address questions relating to Detroit. When asked about vacancy, Bill encouraged everyone to visit Detroit Future City’s website to see a coherent vision on how to transform vacant land. Click here to read more on Deadline Detroit.

Driving Detroit 2017: Residents wonder if neighborhoods will ever rebound

December 21, 2017

By: Bill McGraw Bill McGraw touches on some of accomplishments and areas of opportunity that plague Detroit by referencing Detroit Future City’s 139 square miles report, which shows that 24 square miles of the city is empty. Click here to read more on the Detroit Free Press.    

Land + Water WORKS Ambassador Program

December 20, 2017

The Land + Water WORKS Coalition (LWWC) is a partnership between ten local non-profit organizations that aims to educate Detroiters about the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s (DWSD) recently recalculated drainage fee rates and how customers can potentially reduce their charges, as well as advances green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) to improve the quality of life […]

The Hawkins Company Appoints EVP

December 13, 2017

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media Brett Myers, responsible for recruiting Anika Goss-Foster for Detroit Future City, is now the Executive Vice President of The Hawkins Company. Click here to read more on Hunt Scanlon.

Bagley residents lead grassroots effort to build pocket park

December 11, 2017

By: Dorothy Hernandez Creating Space Detroit applied for funding to pay for landscaping through Detroit Future City’s Mini Grant Lot program. Click here to read more on the Model D.

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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