Press Releases

Press Releases

Apply for up to $5,000 to improve a vacant lot in Detroit!

November 25, 2015

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Field Guide to Working with Lots is a tool that provides step-by-step instruction to support Detroiters in transforming vacant land in order to create cleaner, safer and more attractive neighborhoods. The Field Guide mini-grant program encourages Detroit residents, community groups and businesses to utilize the Field Guide to implement land […]

Anika Goss-Foster Tapped to Lead Detroit Future City As it Becomes an Independent Non-profit

November 23, 2015

Detroit – The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office announced, today, that Anika Goss-Foster will serve as its next executive director, leading the organization as it becomes an independent, non-profit entity. Goss-Foster will begin in this role on Jan. 4, 2016, after more than 15 years of leadership in national and local roles in community […]

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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