Press Releases

Press Releases

Detroit Future City Launches Interactive Web Dashboard to Track Economic Equity

June 22, 2021

Dashboard announced at 2nd Annual Equity Forum, June 24, with 500+ attendees and national keynotes Dr. Andre Perry, Brookings Institute, and Dr. Darrick Hamilton, The New School  DETROIT – Six weeks after the release of Detroit Future City’s widely-recognized report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” the organization is launching its Economic Equity Dashboard, an interactive web-based tool that will track progress over time.   The Economic Equity Dashboard will be presented at […]

Detroit Future City’s Second Annual Equity Forum

June 21, 2021

Join us for the Second Annual Equity Forum! Come and learn about DFC’s work, hear from national experts, and work collaboratively towards a path to economic equity in Detroit. This year’s Equity Forum comes on the heels of the release of DFC’s latest report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” and forum attendees will […]

Detroit Future City’s New Report Sets the Baseline for Economic Equity in Detroit, Region

May 17, 2021

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) released today “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” a comprehensive data report outlining the deep disparities and systemic inequality that persist in Detroit and the region, and proposing recommendations that will provide a path to prosperity for all residents in Detroit and the region. The report illustrates that, […]

Detroit Future City announces new chair, development director and leadership title changes, reflecting continued growth and impact

February 2, 2021

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) announced, today, that Wendy Jackson of The Kresge Foundation will serve as its new chair and that the organization has hired Kate Cherry to serve as its first development director. Additionally, DFC’s two top leaders Anika Goss, executive director, and Tom Goddeeris, deputy director, have new titles, reflecting the […]

New Report Outlines Viable Solutions For Single-Family Housing Redevelopment, Essential for an Equitable Detroit

December 14, 2020

DETROIT – A new report entitled “Rebuilding Home” was released today by Detroit Future City (DFC) and Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), which gives an overview of achievable approaches and common challenges associated with single-family redevelopment across Detroit’s community development sector. “Rebuilding Home” shows that many Detroit vacant single-family homes can and should be redeveloped to […]

Detroit Future City Releases Economic Equity Vision for Detroit

October 13, 2020

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC), through collaboration and engagement with over 500 stakeholders from community members and leaders to national experts, has released a shared vision for economic equity in Detroit.   The vision is for an economically equitable Detroit in which, “all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly […]

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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