In the Media

In the Media

Detroit boosts funding for business needs as it gets closer to deciding how it will spend pandemic aid

June 25, 2021

Annalise Frank of Crain’s Detroit references Detroit Future City’s ARPA recommendations in her article explaining how Detroit may spend the $826.7 million in federal pandemic relief aid. Click here to read the full article.

A guide to buying neighborhood vacant lots in Detroit

June 25, 2021

Sarah Hayosh, DFC’s Director of Land Use and Sustainability explains the importance of Detroit residents purchasing vacant lots in this article by Detour Detroit. The publication also references DFC and its many resources, including its Working With Lots Field Guide. Click here to read the full article

Detroiters have unique opportunity to correct gerrymandered districts, community leaders say

June 18, 2021

Anika Goss discusses the importance of fair mapping within gerrymandering and involving communities of interest in that process. The article also references Detroit Future City’s new report “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit” and how the data highlighted the need to attract employers, expand the number of jobs in the city paying above a […]

Michigan’s climate-ready future: wetland parks, less cement, roomy shores

June 18, 2021

Kelly House quotes CEO Anika Goss on how projects like the Dequindre Cut greenway can serve as a model for future action in green infrastructure. Click here to read the full article. 

American Black Journal – Detroit Future City Report

June 18, 2021

Detroit Future City’s CEO Anika Goss discusses the newly released report. Click here to watch the full video.

Panel Explores City Budgeting Priorities Amid Continued Economic Uncertainty

June 3, 2021

Following a recent virtual panel, PEW discusses the impacts of COVID-19 and federal funding while citing DFC’s latest report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit.” Click here to read the full article. 

Majority Black Detroit left behind as economic recovery benefits white and wealthy

June 3, 2021

Detroit Metro Times references DFC’s latest report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” in a recent article detailing the reality of Detroit’s economic comeback. Click here to read the full article.

How to use Detroit’s federal aid? Duggan to target ‘intergenerational poverty,’ job training, small businesses

June 3, 2021

Annalise Frank discusses statements made by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan about utilizing federal spending while referencing DFC’s latest report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit.” Click here to read the full article.

Commentary: Majority Black Detroit left behind as economic recovery benefits white and wealthy

June 3, 2021

Linda Campbell discusses Detroit’s economic recovery and how these economic gains were largely white and wealthier leaving the majority of Black Detroiters behind while referencing Detroit Future City’s latest report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit.” Click here to read the full article.

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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