Open Space Technical Assistance

With funding from MSHDA, the Americana Foundation, and additional technical assistance through the Center for Community Progress (CCP) Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP), the Detroit Future City Implementation Office (DFC) has initiated an open space research and planning process. DFC is engaging stakeholders through a series of stakeholder interviews to inform the larger open space research and advocacy work. DFC is also researching and performing data analysis on the different types of open space that could make up with city’s open space network. Pilot projects will be initiated as a part of this larger work, including a pilot project with Fresh Coast Capital. The Americana Foundation funding will be used to support specific engagement with the food system community. The CCP team is drafting initial research findings and recommendations focused on long term ownership models as well as funding and financing strategies for a city-wide open space network.

Initiative lead: Dara O’Byrne

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