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The Land Use + Sustainability Winter Newsletter | Winter 2020

E-Newsletter | January 27, 2020

The Working with Lots 2020 Grant Program is almost here! We will be announcing details on our 5th year of grant funding in the next couple of weeks. The request for proposals (RFP) will be released in mid-February and will be open for two months. We welcome all qualified Detroit organizations and residents to submit an RFP […]

A Few of DFC’s Favorite Things in 2019

E-Newsletter | December 28, 2019

A Few of DFC’s Favorite Things in 2019 With 2019 almost in the books – and the ’20’s about to set in on Detroit again – Detroit Future City looks back on the highlights – its favorite things – from the year past. New Report Released on Detroit’s Middle Class Detroit Future City released a […]

Land + Water WORKS Coalition End of Year Newsletter – December 2020

E-Newsletter | December 18, 2019

2019 Year End Bulletin In 2019, the Land + Water WORKS Coalition (LWWC) expanded our efforts to include additional programming and new partnerships to engage more Detroiters in land and water stewardship activities. In this year-end wrap up, we will review how our Coalition continued to advance our collective vision of a healthy community and […]

Detroit Future City Seeking Applicants for Vacant Land Revitalization Grants

February 18, 2020

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) is offering grants to transform vacant land in Detroit into intentional and well-maintained landscapes as part of its fifth annual Working with Lots Program.   This year, Detroit-based grantees will receive between $7,000 and $10,000 to implement a selection of lot designs from the Field Guide to Working with […]

DFC Opens Center to Advance Economic Equity in Detroit, Region

January 22, 2020

Detroit Future City Opens Center to Advance Economic Equity in Detroit, Region “Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research” Launches with Announcement Event   DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) is announcing the opening of a new department within the organization, the Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research, which builds upon DFC’s significant portfolio of research […]

Detroit Future City to host Working with Lots “Best Practices” Workshop During Detroit Design 139’s Month of Design

September 9, 2019

Working with Lots program and four Detroit-based organizations to share secrets to vacant land transformation success DETROIT—Detroit Future City (DFC) will host a free learning workshop at the Alger Theater on September 10 at 6 p.m. as a part of Detroit Design 139’s (DD139) Month of Design. Titled “Working with Lots Designs,” the workshop will […]

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AmeriCorps Member Needed for Summer 2020

May 26, 2020

Detroit Future City (DFC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking an AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Engagement Specialist for the Summer 2020 season. The Community Engagement Specialist will support the Land Use and Sustainability programming efforts at DFC, including the Working with Lots Program and Land + Water Works Coalition and other […]

Coronavirus crisis exposes ‘many of the fissures we knew existed’

April 16, 2020

DFC Executive Director, Anika Goss, joins the City of Detroit’s Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity department on their latest town hall related to COVID-19 and race. Read the full article here.

WATCH: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and the City of Detroit host panel on race and COVID-19

April 16, 2020

DFC Executive Director, Anika Goss, joins the City of Detroit’s Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity department on their latest town hall related to COVID-19 and race. Read the full article here.

Working with Lots Grant Program 2020: Open Office Hours – Session 1

February 27, 2020 @ 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm

All 2020 Working with Lots Grant applicants are required to attend an Office Hours Appointment with a DFC Field Guide team member. You may either make an appointment for an office hour at Detroit Future City or attend an evening or weekend open office hour at an alternative location. Office Hours are designed to assist […]

2020 Land + Water WORKS Coalition Ambassador Information Session #2

February 18, 2020 @ 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm

  The Land + Water WORKS Coalition is currently seeking 15 Detroit residents and four Detroit non-profit organizations to serve as 2020 LWWC Ambassadors. Learn more about the 2020 L+WWC Ambassador Program non-profit and resident tracks from program administrators, alumni, supporters and more. A light dinner will be provided, and metered street parking is available. […]

2020 Land + Water WORKS Coalition Ambassador Information Session #1

February 6, 2020 @ 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm

  The Land + Water WORKS Coalition is currently seeking 15 Detroit residents and four Detroit non-profit organizations to serve as 2020 LWWC Ambassadors. Learn more about the 2020 L+WWC Ambassador Program non-profit and resident tracks from program administrators, alumni, supporters and more. A light dinner will be provided, and metered street parking is available. […]

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