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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.