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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 […]

VOLUNTEERS WANTED – Detroit Future City (DFC) is looking for YOU!

Blog | E-Newsletter | Field Guide Blog | Field Guide E-newsletter | December 3, 2018

DFC is seeking volunteers to help with the office’s operations and administration needs. Detroit Future City is a non-profit think and do tank, focused on land use and economic development in Detroit.  Our purpose is to advance the quality of life for Detroiters and the implementation of strategies based on the recommendations outlined in the […]

Green Culture Shift – Embracing Open Space

E-Newsletter | Special Report | December 18, 2017

DFC has been working since its inception to demonstrate how this land has the potential to be transformed into an open space asset, thus establishing the city of Detroit as a leader in innovative open space land uses. We are calling this movement a “Green Culture Shift”.

DFC Sets Five-Year Plan, Bringing Research & Advocacy to Strategic Framework Implementation

E-Newsletter | Press Release | November 10, 2017

DETROIT –  Detroit Future City (DFC) released a five-year strategic plan that brings a think-tank approach with research, advocacy and programs to galvanize Detroiters and stakeholders in continued implementation of the 2013 Strategic Framework.  The organization will focus on three priority areas – community and economic development, land use and sustainability, and publications. “As the […]

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