In the Media

In the Media

AmeriCorps Member Service Opportunity – Fall 2019

October 31, 2019

Detroit Future City (DFC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Engagement Specialist. The candidate will ideally begin service in November 2019 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours through the end of his/her/their term in September 2020. The exact start and end date will […]

Social media is arguing about how much vacant land is in Detroit — and the number matters

October 26, 2019

John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press talks to our director of Land Use & Sustainability, Sarah Hayosh, about Detroit’s vacant land square milage. Furthermore, the Strategic Framework’s beginnings are explained.   Click here to read the full article.

Sustainable Landscape Collaborative will address flooding in Detroit through green infrastructure with the Detroit Future City Working with Lots program

October 1, 2019

The Detroit Biodiversity Network (DBN), a student-led sustainability-focused organization at Wayne State University has been awarded a 2019 Ford College Community Challenge Award from the Ford Motor Company Fund to carry out and expand its Sustainable Landscape Collaborative program in partnership with community-based non-profit organization Detroit Future City (DFC). Click here to read the full […]

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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