Sarah Hayosh is the Director of Land Use and Sustainability at Detroit Future City (DFC). In this role, Sarah leads initiatives that focus on vacant land transformation and linking land to civic engagement and community planning.
Sarah has extensive experience with open space design, community planning and green stormwater infrastructure in Detroit. Prior to joining DFC, she was a designer and project manager at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, where she developed landscape strategies for public spaces through community-engaged design processes. She also served as a co-founder and designer for Keep Growing Detroit. In this role, she helped steward Detroit residents towards building a food sovereign city. Additionally, Sarah served as an open space program coordinator and project manager for The Greening of Detroit, where she led a pilot program that supported the maintenance and recreational programming of three greenways and led the design and installation of greenspace projects on 160 vacant lots.
Sarah has a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in economics and environmental studies from the University of Michigan.