Sarah Hayosh serves as the Director of Land Use and Sustainability for Detroit Future City (DFC)’s initiatives that focus on vacant land transformation including the Field Guide to Working with Lots implementation, leading the Open Space Working Group and linking land to civic engagement and community planning.
Sarah has extensive experience working in green 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 which supported the maintenance and recreational programming of three greenways, as well as led to 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.