In the Media

In the Media

Detroit Impact Conference engages U-M students with city’s revitalization

February 27, 2020

Detroit Future City was one of the major development entities involved with the Detroit Impact Conference in late February, which focused on inspiring young leaders to get involved with the city of Detroit. Click here to read the full article.

Up to $10,000 available to Detroiters looking to beautify their city’s vacant lots

February 19, 2020

Veronica Meadows of Fox 2 Detroit spoke with DFC’s Land Use & Sustainability Director Sarah Hayosh and past Working with Lots grantee Daniel Washington of NW Goldberg Cares about the 2020 Working with Lots grant application announcement. Click here to read and watch the full story.

Leadership Detroit Alumni Discuss Industry Needs For Detroit’s Next Decade

February 19, 2020

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit alumni shared their views on timely topics impacting Detroit’s next decade at the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference. Among the topics discussed was data found in DFC’s 2019 Detroit Reinvestment Index.   Click here to watch the full discussion.

Leadership Detroit Alumni Discuss Industry Needs For Detroit’s Next Decade

February 17, 2020

Leadership Detroit alumni shared their views on timely topics impacting Detroit’s next decade at the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference. Among these topics are the 2019 Detroit Reinvestment Index. Click here to watch the video.

From Seed to Root: Early-Stage Strategies for Community Wealth Building in US Cities

February 17, 2020

Detroit Future City and its Field Guide to Working with Lots was featured as a best practice for Community Wealth Building in Detroit, MI in the latest Mayors Innovation Project report.   Click here to read the full report.

The quest to make Detroit more fair

February 6, 2020

Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press talks with DFC executive director, Anika Goss, to learn more about equity and economic inclusion in Detroit.

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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