In the Media

In the Media

Sending bulldozers into Detroit’s neighborhoods isn’t enough to solve blight problem

November 23, 2019

John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press talks to our executive director, Anika Goss, on Detroit’s vacant land amount following Detroit blight removal demolitions.   Click here to read the full article.

Spotlight on the News: Lech Walesa on U.S., Poland & unions; Anika Goss-Foster on Detroit’s image

November 22, 2019

Our executive director, Anika Goss, sits down with Chuck Stokes on Spotlight in the News to talk about the 2019 Detroit Reinvestment Index and the regional perception of Detroit five years after emerging from bankruptcy. Click here to read more.

Bank of America Awards Over $5 Million to Detroit Nonprofits

November 21, 2019

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation celebrated its annual “Detroit Day of Giving” on November 13, which focuses on ensuring individuals and families in metropolitan Detroit have access to the tools and resources that create pathways to employment, advance stable, thriving neighborhoods and support entrepreneurship. Detroit Future City was among the local nonprofits awarded a […]

Business Leaders of Michigan | One Detroit Full Episode

November 7, 2019

Christy McDonald, Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson dive into our “2019 Detroit Reinvestment Index” on the November 7, 2019 episode of One Detroit.   Click here to watch the segment on YouTube.

Detroit’s reputation is rising, but recovery still has a long way to go

November 3, 2019

John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press reports on our 2019 Detroit Investment Index which covers surprising findings, including higher “converge in … attitudes toward Detroit.”   Click here to read the full article.

National business leaders increasingly bullish on Detroit, survey says

November 3, 2019

Sherri Welch of Crain’s Detroit Business reports on our 2019 Detroit Reinvestment Index, which reveals national business leaders’ thoughts and perspectives on Detroit’s investment potential.   Click here to read the full article.

2019 Detroit Reinvestment Index shows continued confidence in city; report now led by Detroit Future City

November 3, 2019

Kresge Foundation co-announces the fourth edition of the Detroit Reinvestment Index. Click here to read the article.

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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