In the Media

In the Media

To Make Cities More Sustainable, Let Go of Tradition

June 2, 2017
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Richard Florida | December 10, 2015

Urban Studies Theorist Richard Florida interviews Gabriel Metcalf, president and CEO of SPUR, regarding his book, Democratic by Design, which talks about the importance of making “better use of alternative institutions like cooperatives and community land trusts to help build more sustainable, socially responsible, and prosperous communities.”

Detroit’s Tax Foreclosure Crisis

June 2, 2017

Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree and Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson talk about Detroit's tax foreclosure crisis, in which thousands of people lose their homes each year due to unpaid back taxes.

Changing how philanthropy works in Detroit

June 2, 2017

President and CEO of The Kresge Foundation Rip Rapson was one of a select few named “Change Makers” by Crain's Detroit Business earlier this month.

Detroit Future City’s Anika Goss Foster On City’s Turnaround, Mackinac

June 2, 2017

Anika Goss-Foster, Detroit Future City’s (DFC) executive director, sat down with Stephen Henderson from WDET-FM’s Detroit Today to talk about innovative ways of re-purposing hundreds of abandoned industrial sites to put them back into productive use at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference. The Mackinac Policy Conference brings together business, civic, and government leaders to discuss […]

Next for Detroit? Find uses for 900 vacant manufacturing sites

June 2, 2017

Award-winning reporter John Gallagher of The Detroit Free Press examines our latest special report, on the need to creatively re-purpose hundreds of vacant industrial sites in the city of Detroit. Next for Detroit? Find uses for 900 vacant manufacturing sites By: John Gallagher May 28, 2017 LINK Detroit, once the industrial powerhouse of the world, […]

Detroit Future City Vacant Industrial Properties Report

June 2, 2017

Anika Goss-Foster, Detroit Future City’s (DFC) executive director, sat down with Christy McDonald from PBS Detroit’s MiWeek to talk about the need to transform hundreds of vacant industrial sites in the city into viable alternative uses at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference. The Mackinac Policy Conference brings together top business, civic, and government leaders to […]

900 vacant industrial sites in Detroit seem ‘like a crisis’

June 2, 2017

Paula Gardner of MLive Media Group examines our latest special report on vacant industrial properties, which highlights the need to transform Detroit’s hundreds of former industrial sites into viable alternative uses: 900 vacant industrial sites in Detroit seem ‘like a crisis’ By: Paula Gardner May 31, 2017 MLive LINK Detroit’s revitalization fills headlines and plans […]

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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