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Detroit Future City’s Field Guide to Working with Lots Mini-Grant Program

Blog | E-Newsletter | Field Guide Blog | Field Guide E-newsletter | October 17, 2017

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 […]

July 2017 Field Guide E-newsletter: Helpful Tips, Planning Vacant Lot Transformations & Events

Field Guide E-newsletter | August 7, 2017

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 […]

DFC Special Report: Vacant Industrial Properties – An Opportunity for Innovative Adaptive Reuse

E-Newsletter | June 2, 2017

Detroit has hundreds of vacant industrial sites that are not likely to be returned to industrial use. A DFC Implementation Office assessment indicates that there are almost 900 vacant industrial buildings spread across the city[1].

May 2017 Field Guide E-newsletter: Helpful Tips For Preparing Your Garden

Field Guide E-newsletter | May 30, 2017

Spring is finally here! Now that the gardening season is in full swing, it is the perfect time to dust off your DFC Field Guide to Working with Lots and begin your lot transformation.

April E-newsletter 2017: Five Questions for Our New Board Chair and Director of Community & Economic Development

E-Newsletter | April 12, 2017

Laura Trudeau has been appointed as the DFC Implementation Office’s chair of the board of directors, succeeding Dr. George Swan.  Laura recently retired from The Kresge Foundation, where she served as the Detroit program’s managing director.

March 2017 Field Guide E-newsletter: Planning Your Vacant Lot Transformation

Field Guide E-newsletter | March 30, 2017

Are you ready for your 2017 spring planting project? With the spring season around the corner, now is the perfect time to begin planning and preparing for your next lawn improvement or vacant lot transformation project in your community. The first step involves dusting off your Field Guide to Working with Lots to identify tools needed […]

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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