In the Media

In the Media

Welcome to an American City Where the Government Barely Exists

September 22, 2017

Aaron Mondry, from Splinter News, highlights the challenges that Highland Park faces, and uses information from DFC’s 139 Square Mile report to rethink ways to adaptively reuse the city’s substantial vacant industrial buildings. Welcome to an American City Where the Government Barely Exists By:Aaron Mondry Splinter News September 22, 2017 LINK On Woodward Avenue in […]

Summit shows Detroiters how to prepare for and garner support for neighborhood growth

September 21, 2017

Article Summary The HUB Detroit interviewed Luther King, executive director of Arise Detroit, about the Neighborhood Summit, a Detroit Future City sponsored event that helps residents gain access to information about how they can harness development interest and investments in their neighborhoods. Opportunity Knocks: Summit shows Detroiters how to prepare for and garner support for […]

The Buck Stops Here!

September 13, 2017

Detroit Black Young Professionals examine the socio-economic status of African Americans in Detroit, and references employment data from Detroit Future City’s Strategic Framework. The Buck Stops Here! Detroit Black Youth Professionals September 2017 LINK At approximately 82 percent, the City of Detroit is home to one of the largest populations of African Americans in the […]

Detroit’s enormous underclass: The problem that’s taboo

September 13, 2017

Jack Lessenberry, from Detroit Metro Times, writes about creating a vibrant and financially secure city, using employment and population data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. Detroit’s enormous underclass: The problem that’s taboo By Jack Lessenberry Detroit Metro Times 09/13/2017 LINK I was talking to Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon the other day […]

Are there two Detroits? A new report says yes, but…

September 12, 2017

Joel Kurth, from Bridge Magazine, discusses Detroit’s tax subsidies and investments, and highlights population data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. Are there two Detroits? A new report says yes, but… By: Joel Kurth Bridge Magazine 09/12/2017 LINK Turns out, there could be something to perceptions about “two Detroits” after all. The Urban […]

In northwest Detroit, residents have been revitalizing their neighborhood for years

September 11, 2017

Melissa Anders, from Model D, interviews Beverly Frederick, a resident of the Rosedale Park neighborhood on Detroit’s northwest side, about beautifying her community, and using Detroit Future City’s Field Guide to Working with Lots to install landscapes that help to manage stormwater runoff. In northwest Detroit, residents have been revitalizing their neighborhood for years By: […]

U-M professor breaks down Detroit’s racist history in ‘New York Times’ op-ed

September 11, 2017

Alysa Zavala-Offman, from Detroit Metro Times, discusses Detroit’s history, and references employment data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. U-M professor breaks down Detroit’s racist history in ‘New York Times’ op-ed By: Alysa Zavala-Offman Detroit Metro Times 09/11/2017 LINK In recent weeks, a cast of metro Detroiters have begun to call into question […]

Biggest hurdles ahead for Detroit

September 10, 2017

Jack Lessenberry, from Traverse City Record Eagle, writes about the challenges Detroit faces, and highlights employment and population data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. Biggest hurdles ahead for Detroit By: Jack Lessenberry Traverse City Record Eagle 09/10/2017 LINK There’s no doubt that Detroit is in far better shape than it was just […]

As expats return to Detroit, its pool of workers hungry for jobs could offer companies solutions

September 10, 2017

Dustin Walsh, from Crain’s Detroit Business, focuses on Detroit’s employment landscape, and using employment data from Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. As expats return to Detroit, its pool of workers hungry for jobs could offer companies solutions By: Dustin Walsh Crain’s Detroit Business 09/10/2017 LINK Employers across the U.S. have a consistent message: […]

Detroit Future City’s “Lots To Maintain” Fundraising Campaign

September 5, 2017

In October 2015, Detroit Future City (DFC) introduced the Field Guide to Working with Lots, a tool that offers step-by-step instructions, guidance and resources to transform vacant land into a variety of landscapes. This tool includes a workbook companion that walks users through the phases of engaging their community, assessing their lot, reviewing lot designs, […]

The future of the city

September 3, 2017

Devin Scillian, from WDIV’s Flashpoint, interviews Anika Goss-Foster about Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report. The future of the city By: Devin Scillian WXYZ 09/03/2017 LINK

Detroit Future City’s “139 Square Miles” Report

September 3, 2017

Anika Goss-Foster, Detroit Future City’s (DFC) executive director, and Katy Locker, Knight Foundation program director, sat down with American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson at Detroit Public Television to discuss DFC’s 139 Square Miles Report. Detroit Future City’s “139 Square Miles” Report By: Stephen Henderson American Black Journal September 3, 2017 LINK Click here to […]

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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