In the Media

In the Media

Mackinac Policy Conference 2021: Pandemic Exposed Inequities in Detroit, Detroit Future City CEO Says

September 27, 2021

CEO Anika Goss had an opportunity to sit down with Stephen Henderson of Detroit Today (WDET 101.9FM) to discuss DFC’s findings on the inequities of the Detroit community amid the pandemic during this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference. Click here to read more.

Detroit Future City CEO Anika Goss: Private sector ready to make equity changes ‘we have not seen before’

September 27, 2021

CEO Anika Goss had an opportunity to sit down with Annalise Frank of Crain’s Detroit Rising podcast to discuss DFC’s most recent report, “the State of Economic Equity” and the many factors that have contributed to the economic disparities in Detroit during this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference. Click here to read more.

Examining this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference

September 27, 2021

CEO Anika Goss joined WXYZ-TV 7 ABC segment 7 UpFront to discuss how the city can move Detroiters from poverty to prosperity during this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference. Click here to read more.

Advocates for reparative policy argue ‘we can do better’ at Mackinac Island conference

September 27, 2021

Journalist Sarah Rahal of The Detroit News covers CEO Anika Goss panel at this years Mackinac Policy Conference. The panel focused on research from Detroit Future City on the impact of race and economic inequity and the role that public and private sectors can play going forward. Click here to read more.

Reparations, institutional change needed to move people out of poverty, panelists say

September 27, 2021

Journalist Sherri Welch covers covers CEO Anika Goss panel at this years Mackinac Policy Conference as the panelist discuss how Solving poverty requires providing direct capital to people, particularly those who understand the nexus between economic and community development Click here to read more.

Hard Stops: How metro Detroit’s fractured transit systems make inequities wider

September 27, 2021

Journalist Chad Livengood sites Detroit Future City’s May report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” as he details in his article what commuting to work in metro Detroit on public transit looks like. Click here to read more.

Announcing Model D and Metromode’s series ‘On the Ground in Detroit: Exploring Economic Equity’

September 27, 2021

DFC partners with Model D and Metromode’s on a new series that report on everyday Detroiters and their experiences as they live their lives and make choices about their neighborhoods, health, education, jobs, transportation, and other factors that relate to economic equity. Click here to read more.

‘I wanted to cry’: Detroiters at their wits’ end with ‘cantankerous’ DDOT bus service hobbled by chronic driver shortages

September 27, 2021

Journalist Annalise Frank sites Detroit Future City’s May report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” as she discussed the many disparities within the City of Detroit, including Detroiters access to transportation and bus driver shortage. Click here to read more.

Happy Populous. Happy City?

September 27, 2021

Lucas Resetar of Detroit Is It, sites Detroit Future City’s Strategic Framework as he explores the question, what do Happiness and Politics Have to do with One Another? Click here to read more.

Why we live in Detroit, and why we won’t leave

September 27, 2021

CEO Anika Goss had a chance to speak with Olivia Lewis of Bridge Detroit to discuss equitable economic improvement amongst black residents in Detroit and the stability of black middle-class neighborhoods. 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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