In the Media

In the Media

FICO to Host Free Online Financial Education Event for Detroit Consumers

July 26, 2021

CEO of Detroit Future City, Anika Goss provided opening remarks at FICO’s free online financial education event. The event is part of FICO’s “Score A Better Future” program, which focuses on helping consumers improve their understanding of their credit and overall financial health. Consumers had the opportunity to learn from credit experts what the key […]

‘We’re seeing a high level of burnout.’ How bad is Michigan’s nursing shortage?

July 22, 2021

Journalist Jennifer Ann Wilson article addresses The Michigan Nurses Association recent video lobbying for new legislation to limit the number of hours RNs are forced to work and the number of patients they are assigned. Detroit Future City’s CEO Anika Goss explains how employee burnout can be addressed by listening to staff and understanding the […]

In a city of renters, flooding and foreclosures pose special challenges | Opinion

July 17, 2021

In response to Mayor Mike Duggan recent plea for Detroit Landlords to restore their properties, Journalist Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press addresses the city’s struggle to provide adequate support for homeowners. She explains how renters aren’t are not considered when creating policy and most times aren’t eligible for public home repair programs. Detroit […]

6 flood prevention tips for Metro Detroit residents

July 15, 2021

In this article, Journalist Jack Nissen details some ways Detroiters can reduce damage from flood before the water arrives. Nissen also mentions Detroit Future City as resource to help build rain gardens and access grant funding to install one. Click here to read more. 

ABC News | Detroit going green to help slow flooding during heavy rains

July 10, 2021

ABC News addresses the flooding and heavy rainstorms in Detroit. CEO Anika Goss-Foster addresses the importance of Detroit investing in its aging stormwater management systems to address the consistent flooding happening in the city and how these events will impact low-income residents. Click here to read more. 

Detroit going green to help slow flooding during heavy rains

July 10, 2021

In response to the flooding and heavy rainstorms in Detroit, CEO Anika Goss-Foster addresses the importance of Detroit investing in its aging stormwater management systems to address the consistent flooding happening in the city and how these events will impact low-income residents. Click here to read more. 

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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