The DFC Implementation Office’s Ideas for Innovation is a six-part series to accelerate thinking around the organization’s five strategic planning elements and advance collaboration around publications that outlines actionable recommendations identified during the events. Each event results in a publication that highlights key takeaways and next steps in implementation of ideas and recommendations suggested during the event. Additionally, in partnership with Michigan Radio, DFC Implementation Office members, event speakers and community members provide reaction essays on the “Next Idea” site and interviews “Stateside with Cynthia Canty” for each Ideas for Innovation event.

Detroit Can be Model for How to do Things Right
Introductory “Next Idea” essay by and “Stateside with Cynthia Canty” interview with Kenneth Cockrel, Jr., DFC Implementation Office Executive Director

The Events

Select from events below to learn more about them.

A video recording, “Next Idea” essay, and “State Side with Cynthia Canty” interview are available for past events shortly after they are held.

Event 1: The Making of a Great City, April 14 @ 6:00–8:00pm
Event 2: Opportunities for Innovation, June 2 @ 6:00–8:00pm
Event 3: Strengthening the City’s Neighborhoods, June 25 @ 6:30–8:30pm
Event 4: A Case for Open Space, July 30 @ 6:00-8:00pm
Event 5: Equitable Growth, September 29 @ 6:00–8:00pm
Event 6: The Making of a Shared Regional Vision, October 27 @ 6:00-8:30pm