In the Media

In the Media

Detroit needs a plan to leave no one behind

August 30, 2017

Bankole Thompson, from The Detroit News, focuses on Detroit’s job opportunities, and highlights minority-owned firms in the city, using the 139 Square Miles report. Detroit needs a plan to leave no one behind By: Bankole Thompson The Detroit News August 30, 2017 LINK Detroit entrepreneur Danielle D. North pulled no punches in her assessment of […]

Eleven surprising facts that define Detroit’s ‘139 Square Miles’

August 29, 2017

Nancy Derringer, from Bridge Magazine, highlights eleven facts about the city of Detroit found in Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. Eleven surprising facts that define Detroit’s ‘139 Square Miles’ Bridge Magazine By: Nancy Derringer August 29, 2017 LINK At first glance, “139 Square Miles,” a new book-length report by the strategic planning organization […]

Detroit’s economy is growing. But who’s getting the jobs?

August 29, 2017

Nancy Kaffer, from the Detroit Free Press, examines Detroit’s population and job opportunities, using data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. Detroit’s economy is growing. But who’s getting the jobs? By: Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press August 29, 2017 LINK Detroit still struggles to define who its resurgence is for, or how the […]

Detroit Future City delivers unsparing, clear-eyed look at the future

August 29, 2017

Keith Owens, from Michigan Chronicle, highlights how accessible and easily digestible Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report is for all who are interested in understanding Detroit’s status, and he recommends the report as required reading. Detroit Future City delivers unsparing, clear-eyed look at the future Michigan Chronicle By: Keith Owens August 29 2017 LINK […]

Survey finds fewer families with children in Detroit

August 23, 2017

Candice Williams, from The Detroit News, focuses on statistics about Detroit’s families with children, and population and job growth, using data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. Survey finds fewer families with children in Detroit The Detroit News By: Candice Williams August 23, 2017 LINK The city has seen the number of families […]

Local report details Detroit’s population trends, jobs, housing stock

August 23, 2017

Robin Runyan, from Curbed Detroit, highlights data in Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report to help residents and stakeholders understand where Detroit has been and where Detroit might be headed. Local report details Detroit’s population trends, jobs, housing stock Curbed Detroit By Robin Runyan August 23, 2017 LINK A new report by Detroit Future […]

These Detroit Commuting Numbers Show Stark Inequality

August 22, 2017

Oscar Perry Abello, from Next City, focuses on statistics about Detroit’s residents, population and economy, using data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. These Detroit Commuting Numbers Show Stark Inequality Next City By: Oscar Perry Abello August 22, 2017 LINK When nearly 77 percent of your city’s business owners aren’t able to grow […]

DFC is Seeking Community Engagement Program Manager

August 21, 2017

Detroit Future City (DFC) is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Engagement Program Manager. The member will be responsible for engaging new residents and further engaging existing volunteers in implementing best practices for vacant lot use. Ideally, the candidate will begin service on October 16, 2017 and serve a minimum of […]

Report: Despite Detroit’s turnaround, opportunity remains out of reach for man

August 21, 2017

Violet Ikonomova, from Detroit Metro Times, focuses on statistics that showcase Detroit’s economy, and highlights the city’s job opportunities, physical places and transportation, using data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. Report: Despite Detroit’s turnaround, opportunity remains out of reach for many Detroit Metro Times By: Violet Ikonomova August 21, 2017 LINK With […]

Detroit Future City introduces ‘139 Square Miles’ in-depth data report on the City

August 21, 2017

Roz Edward, from the Michigan Chronicle, highlights the impartial analysis of Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report, which aims to present Detroiters with objective facts in a manner that is understandable and accessible. Detroit Future City introduces ‘139 Square Miles’ in-depth data report on the City Michigan Chronicle By: Roz Edward August 21, 2017 […]

Detroit by the numbers: New report aims to give statistical portrait of the city

August 19, 2017

John Gallagher, from the Detroit Free Press, highlights the statistical data in Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report to show how citywide metrics can be used to analyze urban life, with a goal of making cities run more efficiently. Detroit by the numbers: New report aims to give statistical portrait of the city By: […]

In Detroit’s comeback, many still being left behind, Detroit Future City report finds

August 19, 2017

Sherri Welch, from Crain’s Detroit Business, focuses on the woven connection between the rise in Detroit’s economy and the stabilization of the city’s neighborhoods, using data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. In Detroit’s comeback, many still being left behind, Detroit Future City report finds By: Sherri Welch Crain’s Detroit Business August 19, […]

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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