Press Releases

Press Releases

Statement About Goldman Sachs

November 26, 2013

Today's announcement is another indicator of Detroit's resurgence, and the Detroit Future City Implementation Office was pleased to have helped recruit the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB) program and inform its deployment. GS10KSB can help to fulfill important implementation strategies and actions within the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework by building on recent gains, […]

Detroit Future City Pilot Project Studies Deconstrcution Methods, Removes 10 Abandoned Houses in Springwells Village Neighborhood

November 1, 2013

Detroit Future City (DFC) in partnership with 10 other organizations has launched a pilot project in Southwest Detroit’s Springwells Village to evaluate the economic and environmental feasibility of using “partial deconstruction” methods to eliminate blighted and dangerous structures in Detroit. Partial deconstruction is a term that refers to tearing down portions of a structure that […]

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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