Press Releases

Press Releases

Shoreline Cities Grant and Collaboration Advances DFC Strategic Framework

March 28, 2014

A model of community collaboration, innovation, and wise resource sharing that advances the recommendations of the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework is how Detroit Future City (DFC) Executive Director Kenneth Cockrel Jr. described the Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure grant announcement. Announced during a press conference on Thursday, March 27, 2014 with the EPA […]

Detroit Future City to Host Open House at New Implementation Office

March 10, 2014

The open house has been cancelled due to inclement weather. WHAT: Open house at the Detroit Future City Implementation Office. WHY: For the community to learn more about Detroit Future City’s 2014-2015 citywide priorities and be able to speak with Implementation Office staff who are currently working with partners on 31 active projects throughout 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.
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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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