In the Media

In the Media

Valuing Black Cities

August 17, 2020

Executive Director Anika Goss joins the discussion on the negative economic and social effects of the deliberate devaluation of Black communities with Urban Consulate. She sat among Brookings Institution and other Detroit leaders for this conversation on the undervalued assets and strengths of majority Black cities. Click here to watch the full discussion.

Study: Wage gap widens between Black, white workers, especially in Michigan

August 12, 2020

The Center’s Director, Ashley Clark, comments on results from a new Michigan State University study that shows earnings of Black workers have fallen relative to the earnings of white workers in much of the United States since the late 1970s. Read the full article here.

Detroit pushes to raise low census response rate as count timeline cut

August 5, 2020

Executive Director Anika Goss comments on the importance of the Census in regards to DFC’s research report creation. Read the full article here.

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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