In the Media

In the Media

Jacques: New investment to grow opportunity for Detroiters

June 26, 2019

In her latest article, Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News talks the need to grow Detroit's neighborhoods and mentions Detroit Future City's "Growing Detroit's African-American Middle-Class."

Industrial Reports – July 2019

June 25, 2019

Industrial Districts: Rethinking Strategies for Adaptive Reuse Detroit has nearly 900 vacant industrial buildings and sites scattered throughout its extensive network of industrial districts. Innovative strategies will be needed to put these properties back into productive use in ways that promote equitable redevelopment in Detroit’s neighborhoods. In this report, Detroit Future City examines a range […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Experts Talk Cost of Living in Detroit

June 24, 2019

Stephen Henderson of WDET talks with Detroit Future City executive director, Anika Goss, about the current realities of living, raising families and opening businesses in the city of Detroit.

From prostitution, drugs & blight to a neighborhood garden, a Detroit woman is reclaiming her block

June 18, 2019

Detroit resident Wendy Edwards shares her life story and how she and the rest of the Mohican Regent Resident Association are using their 2019 Working with Lots grant. Detroit Future City's Community Partnerships Manager, Shari Williams, also shares the benefits of transforming vacant lots in Detroit.

A history that still surrounds Detroit

June 10, 2019

In an interview with Crain's Detroit Business, Detroit Future City's "Growing Detroit's African-American Middle-Class" report is mentioned in a Crain's Detroit Business interview with author and filmmaker Bridgett Davis.

Foundation Looks to Redevelop Neighborhoods Experiencing Population Loss

June 7, 2019

During a WDET interview, Rachel Smith-Alternative references Detroit Future City's Working with Lots program as part of the Alternative Foundation's timeline for redeveloping the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood.

Inside Detroit’s First Rain Garden

June 5, 2019

Paula Tutman of WDIV (Local 4) takes a look at Southwest Detroit Business Association's updated rain garden and talks to Detroit Future City's Community Engagement Coordinator, Tomicka Robinson.

Diversity and Economic Inclusion: A Business Imperative | Mackinac Uncensored

June 3, 2019

DFC Executive Director, Anika Goss, discusses Diversity & Economic Inclusion on Morning View: Mackinac Uncensored at the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference. 

She’s All About Class: Anika Goss Fights for Socioeconomic Status for African Americans

June 3, 2019

Greater Lansing Business Monthly discusses Detroit Future City's "Growing Detroit's African-American Middle-Class" report with executive director, Anika Goss.

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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