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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 […]

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 […]

Detroit Future City Awards Fourth Year of Grants to Help Detroiters Revitalize Vacant Land and Hosts Working with Lots Convening

March 27, 2019

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.

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Up to $10,000 available to Detroiters looking to beautify their city’s vacant lots

February 19, 2020

Veronica Meadows of Fox 2 Detroit spoke with DFC’s Land Use & Sustainability Director Sarah Hayosh and past Working with Lots grantee Daniel Washington of NW Goldberg Cares about the 2020 Working with Lots grant application announcement. Click here to read and watch the full story.

Leadership Detroit Alumni Discuss Industry Needs For Detroit’s Next Decade

February 19, 2020

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit alumni shared their views on timely topics impacting Detroit’s next decade at the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference. Among the topics discussed was data found in DFC’s 2019 Detroit Reinvestment Index.   Click here to watch the full discussion.

From Seed to Root: Early-Stage Strategies for Community Wealth Building in US Cities

February 17, 2020

Detroit Future City and its Field Guide to Working with Lots was featured as a best practice for Community Wealth Building in Detroit, MI in the latest Mayors Innovation Project report.   Click here to read the full report.

Working with Lots Grant Program 2020: Open Office Hours – Session 4

April 7, 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 […]

Working with Lots Grant Program 2020: Open Office Hours – Session 3

March 26, 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 […]

Working with Lots Grant Program 2020: Open Office Hours – Session 2

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 01:00 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 […]

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