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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 Special Report: Renting in Detroit – A Market that Demands Attention

E-Newsletter | March 6, 2017

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Strategic Framework envisions a city of stable, sustainable, distinct and attractive neighborhoods that offer a diverse population of residents a wide range of housing options.  The Framework recommends many strategies to stabilize neighborhoods citywide and improve housing, including targeted code enforcement focused on absentee property owners and landlords, identifying key […]

January 2017 E-newsletter: Field Guide to Working with Lots Mini-grant Program Back for Year Two

E-Newsletter | February 9, 2017

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office is thrilled to announce its 2017 class of Field Guide Mini-Grant recipients! Ten Detroit-based, community organizations have been awarded a share of $65,000 in mini-grants to implement lot designs from the Field Guide to Working with Lots to help accelerate vacant land revitalization in Detroit. This is the […]

A Few of Detroit Future City’s Favorite Things in 2016

E-Newsletter | January 4, 2017

This has been a momentous year for the Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office. We’ve continued to build on our initiatives that empower Detroiters and advance the DFC Strategic Framework, while developing our organization as a new nonprofit and solidifying a solid path for our future.     We thought we’d take a moment to […]

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