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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 […]

Detroit Strategic Framework

The DFC Strategic Framework, a shared vision for Detroit’s future, is the result of a massive, citywide public-engagement effort. It recommends a series of ideas, strategies and approaches on how to best use the city’s abundance of land, create job growth and economic prosperity, ensure vibrant neighborhoods, build an infrastructure that serves citizens at a reasonable cost, and maintain the high level of community engagement integral to the long-term revitalization of Detroit.
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The Field Guide to Working with Lots

The Field Guide to Working with Lots is a user-friendly tool to connect Detroit residents, businesses, and institutions to resources to learn, collaborate, and better practice land stewardship in Detroit. This step-by-step guide provides readers with instructions on how to transform vacant land in their neighborhoods into 38 landscape designs ranging from installation by beginning gardeners to professional contractors. View the interactive guide now.
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The State of Economic Equity

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” illustrates the deep disparities that persist in Detroit and provides recommendations that provide a path to an economically equitable Detroit in which all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly participating in all aspects of economic life within a thriving city and region.
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