Detroit Future City is hiring an Open Space Manager, who will bring technical and design expertise to support programming related to the productive reuse of underutilized land, green stormwater infrastructure and emerging issues around open space in Detroit.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and work samples in PDF format (25 MB max) to email@example.com with email subject title ‘Open Space Manager’ by May 15, 2019.
Erica Gies from Ensia Online discusses green stormwater infrastructure with DFC Director of Land Use & Sustainability, Sarah Hayosh, and 2018 Working With Lots grantee winner PizzaPlex.
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.
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.
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.