In the Media

In the Media

Detroit nonprofit founder sees vacant field as ‘beacon of hope’

March 31, 2019

James David Dickson of the Detroit News reports on one of Detroit Future City's 2019 Working with Lots grantees, NW Goldberg Cares.

Grants awarded to revitalize vacant land in Detroit

March 30, 2019

The Associated Press reports on Detroit Future City's 2019 Working with Lots grantees.

People + Places: Shari Williams, Community Partnerships Manager, Detroit Future City

March 8, 2019

B.L.A.C. talks to Detroit Future City's Shari Williams about her upbringing and personal passions, which led her to be DFC's Community Partnerships Manager.

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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