Article Summary Toni Griffin, a nationally renowned urban planner who led the collaboration between Detroit residents and civic leaders that created Detroit Future City’s (DFC) Strategic Framework, will be speaking at the sixth annual Detroit Policy Conference. The conference is sponsored by the DFC Implementation Office and will host workshops and panels with regional business […]
The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office, via Wayne State University’s Detroit Revitalization Fellows program, is seeking a Sustainable Landscapes Manager to help spur vacant land transformation across the city. Apply by the February 10th deadline. For the job description, click here. Click here to apply!
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.
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.
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.