In the Media

In the Media

Letter to the Editor: Nuanced strategy needed for Detroit’s open space

September 29, 2019

The DFC team responds to a Crain’s Detroit Business article asking “What is the city [of Detroit]’s strategy for returning vast acreage of vacant land to productive use?” Click here to read the full article.

Detroit workshop to focus on green stormwater infrastructure

September 22, 2019

The Associated Press reports our upcoming Bioretention Guide workshop on Friday, September 27. During the workshop, green stormwater infrastructure and management will be addressed to Detroit business owners, nonprofit groups and faith-based organizations with non-residential property. Click here to read the full article.

Three Design and art events worth checking out in Detroit this week

September 9, 2019

ClickonDetroit reports on Detroit Future City’s involvement in Detroit Design 139’s 2019 Month of Design event. DFC partnered with Detroit Design 139’s month of design to celebrate how the Working with Lots Program is building the capacity for groups to spark community-led transformation projects using design and perennials.   Click here to read the full […]

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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