In the Media

In the Media

Catalytic development: (Re)creating walkable urban places

May 30, 2018

This special report takes a deeper look at how at how the philanthropic, private sector and placemaking has revived Detroit’s downtown area, and how Detroit Future City has been part of that change.

Detroit’s Expanded Plan to Spread the Wealth to Neighborhoods

May 17, 2018

Next City get's Detroit Future City's Deputy Director's, Tom Goddeeris, view on the expansion of the Strategic Neighborhood Fund and how it will spur investment in the Fitzgerald neighborhood.

After restructuring period, Detroit Future City emerges potent and engaged

May 16, 2018

Model D covers Detroit Future City's journey throughout the years, and credits us for not only being a planning organization with a vision for the future, but an active resource for Detroiters to implement positive changes in their communities.

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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