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 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 […]
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”.
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 […]
Detroit Future City’s (DFC) Field Guide to Working with Lots Mini-Grant program aims to accelerate vacant land revitalization in Detroit using the Field Guide to Working with Lots. The program encourages community groups, faith-based institutions, non-profits, and businesses to install one of 35 lot designs to address stormwater concerns, activate community spaces and create more […]
With autumn quickly approaching, now is a great time to develop a plan for transforming your vacant lot using the Field Guide to Working with Lots. Fall planning and preparation makes weeding much easier. Why? Because weeds are fully established in the fall, making them easier to distinguish from plants. And, even though temperatures are […]