Detroit Future City’s Land Use & Sustainability department works to foster equity and sustainability in Detroit neighborhoods. In partnership with community and civic leaders, we deliver training and technical assistance, facilitate community change initiatives, and develop recommendations for effective open space policy and practices.
We are a leader in promoting the use of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) through our work with the Land and Water Works Coalition and our own consulting services. Through our Working with Lots Program, we have supported the implementation of more than 50 open space projects throughout Detroit neighborhoods, helping residents through grants and technical assistance to transform vacant lots into productive landscapes.
Our Land Use & Sustainability department offers a range of customized training and support for open space and green stormwater projects in Detroit. It also facilitates, manages, and leads a select number of community change initiatives, and produces research publications related to vacant land transformation.Click here to find out more
Open Space Working Group
DFC convenes a diverse group of organizations and individuals interested in promoting an integrated open space system in Detroit. Through bi-monthly working group meetings, DFC helps promote knowledge sharing, collaboration, and land use innovation. Topics covered include parks, greenways, urban agriculture, reforestation, green stormwater infrastructure, and much more. Click here to sign up for more information