In the Media

In the Media

Grants to improve vacant lots through sustainability and beautification efforts now open to public

January 29, 2019

Model D covers the Working with Lots 2019 Grant Program, which "seeks to transform vacant lots throughout the city into attractive and useful public spaces that positively impact neighborhoods through community-minded activities and sustainability efforts" by focusing on "eight very specific lot designs."

Detroit Future City awarding $20K grants to build rain gardens, green space

January 24, 2019

Fox 2 Detroit covers the 2019 Working with Lots Grant Program announcement, which awards grants between $5,000 and $19,000 to individuals or groups interested in converting vacant properties into stormwater sinks and rain gardens.

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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