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Land Use & Sustainability Team Update – March 2019

E-Newsletter | March 12, 2019

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. […]

Detroit Future City Introduces Its Latest Report: “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class”

E-Newsletter | February 19, 2019

Detroit Future City (DFC) is proud to introduce “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class: The Opportunity for a Prosperous Detroit,” a comprehensive data report supporting attraction, retention and growth strategies to restore a demographic that once defined our city and many cities across America.

Field Guide Winter 2019 Newsletter

E-Newsletter | Field Guide E-newsletter | February 17, 2019

For the Winter 2019 Field Guide Newsletter, the DFC team discusses its 2019 Grant RFP, two new lot designs and special winter gardening tips.

Organizational Development: DFC Grows a Future of Its Own

Blog | E-Newsletter | December 21, 2018

In 2018, Detroit Future City [DFC] continued to build our organizational capacity to be the steward of Detroit’s long-term community vision. With a growing list of new team members and funding support, we made an impact while positioning ourselves for an outstanding year ahead. One way we built our capacity in 2018 was by adding […]

Community & Economic Development: Detroit Putting Its Legacy to Work

Blog | E-Newsletter | December 21, 2018

Early in 2018, DFC convened community partners to discuss strategies for putting Detroit’s vacant industrial buildings back into productive use. This led to a deeper look at the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood, where some former industrial buildings are being redeveloped for residential, office, and cultural uses. Supported by Detroit LISC, DFC is working with Vanguard CDC, […]

Land Use & Sustainability: Green Culture Shift Gains Momentum in 2018

Blog | E-Newsletter | Land + Water WORKS | December 21, 2018

Detroit may be in the Rustbelt, but there is a movement underway making Motown a “green” city where Detroiters thrive. Detroit Future City [DFC] spent the past year helping this movement gain ground and it’s ready to offer more in the year ahead. In March, DFC facilitated the Land + Water Works Summit. This event […]

DFC Strategic Framework

The Blueprint for Detroit's Future
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Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class

A deep dive look into the growth, attraction & retention of the middle-class households.
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The Field Guide to Working with Lots

View the full, interactive Field Guide online now.
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Detroit Property Owner's Guide to Bioretention

Manage stormwater on a non-residential property.
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