In the Media

In the Media

Detroit Future City: Black Middle Class Under Siege, But Opportunities Exist

February 27, 2019

Detroit Future City executive director Anika Goss speaks with Stephen Henderson about the "Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class" report.

Rise & Shine: February 26, 2019

February 26, 2019

Our “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class” appears in Chalkbeat’s morning roundup, Rise & Shine.   Read the article here.

Historic African American migration to the suburbs fuels population growth

February 25, 2019

The Oakland Press mentions the Detroit Future City "Growing Detroit's African American Middle Class" report when analyzing the growth of the Oakland County African American population.

Flashpoint 2/24/19: Congress members discuss issues; growing Detroit’s black middle class

February 25, 2019

WDIV's Flashpoint had a conversation with Detroit Future City executive director, Anika Goss, to discuss growing Detroit's African American middle class.

Editorial: Stable neighborhoods will boost Detroit

February 22, 2019

The "Growing Detroit's African American Middle Class" report is highlighted in the Detroit News's latest editorial article, which discusses the need for stable neighborhoods in Detroit.

Report: To grow, Detroit Needs to Expand African-American Middle Class

February 22, 2019

DBusiness Magazine discusses the important information highlighted in the Detroit Future City "Growing Detroit's African American Middle Class" report.

College-educated Detroiters make less money: 5 possible reasons why

February 21, 2019

Nancy Keefer of the Detroit Free Press expands on the income earnings between college-educated Detroiters versus their suburban counterparts--an issue discussed in the Detroit Future City "Growing Detroit's African American Middle Class" report.

Detroit Future City Releases Report on “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class”

February 20, 2019

The Michigan Chronicle staff reports on the release of Detroit Future City's "Growing Detroit's African American Middle Class" report.

Why Detroit’s middle class matters now, more than ever

February 19, 2019

DETOUR Detroit covers the takeaways found in Detroit Future City's Growing Detroit's African American Middle Class report.

Detroit must build its middle class to make its comeback

February 19, 2019

Chastity Pratt Dawsey of Bridge Magazine speaks with Detroit Future City executive director, Anika Goss, about the Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class report. 

Report: Growing African-American middle class vital for equitable economic growth for Detroit

February 18, 2019

Sherri Welch of Crain's Detroit Business interviews our executive director, Anika Goss, on the Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class report.

NEIGHBORS: Community Blooms with New Life

February 17, 2019

James W. Ribbron of The Michigan Chronicle catches up with one of DFC's past Working with Lots grantees, Yorkshire Woods Community Organization.

How Detroit can become a middle class city

February 17, 2019

The Detroit Free Press's Nancy Kaffer writes about our Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class report, where she says it's the "first economic blueprint [she's] encountered in 15 years of covering the city that puts black middle-class families at the center of Detroit's redevelopment priorities."

DFC is Hiring a Director for the Center of Equity, Engagement & Research

February 3, 2019

Detroit Future City (DFC) is looking for a Director of Data & Research. They will work closely with DFC leadership and a two-member staff to develop and deploy DFC’s data and research department, which will focus on economic equity, cultivating community engagement efforts, and expanding DFC’s existing publications work.

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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