Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2019 In the second quarter of 2019, DFC released new research on re-purposing vacant industrial property, won support for Working With Lots, built a larger team of land and water stewards in Detroit — and much, much more. DFC Releases New Research on Reusing Vacant Industrial Spaces Finding new uses for […]
The Land + Water WORKS Coalition is back for another year of exciting programming and we’re kicking it off with the launch of our 2019 Land + Water WORKS Ambassador Program.
Join DFC at the Volunteer Recruitment and Management Workshop! The Working with Lots Program is launching a workshop series! Throughout the next year we will be partnering with different Detroit organizations and businesses to offer nine workshops aimed at strengthening skills and capacity to successfully install Field Guide lot designs on your property and implement land-based placemaking techniques. […]
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 […]
Detroit Future City awarded nine Detroit-based grassroots organizations with $97,000 in grants to support the implementation of lot designs from the Field Guide to Working with Lots. As a celebration and kick-off session to welcome grantees, DFC hosted a Working with Lots Convening on March 26, where this year’s cohort will get to know each other and begin planning their projects.
Detroit Future City (DFC) announced today the release of “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class,” a comprehensive data report supporting attraction, retention and growth strategies to restore a demographic that once defined the city. The report is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan.
As the city continues to experience a revitalization, “Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class” provides a benchmark through which the African-American middle class can serve as a measure to track equitable growth.
The report is a continuation of DFC’s commitment to providing accessible, data-driven strategies dedicated to moving the city forward, and stems from the 2017 release of its “139 Square Miles” report.
ClickonDetroit reports on Detroit Future City’s involvement in Detroit Design 139’s 2019 Month of Design event. DFC partnered with Detroit Design 139’s month of design to celebrate how the Working with Lots Program is building the capacity for groups to spark community-led transformation projects using design and perennials. Click here to read the full […]
Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan will support professional development opportunities for local nonprofits promoting community information and democratic engagement. For DFC, that means training and project-based learning opportunities through Wayne State University's Center for the Study of Citizenship.
Knight Foundation commits $714,000 to expanding capacity-building program for Detroit nonprofits, including Detroit Future City
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