Strategy for Detroits Future Offers Path Forward

Recommendations range from the practical, such as establishing geographic employment districts in already viable sectors, to the visionary, such as developing carbon forests and water retention ponds to achieve multiple benefits like decreasing the burden of city systems to better public health to beatification. Each considers how better land use can help achieve goals that improve the quality of life for all Detroiters.

He went on to say that a “project management office” will be created “to support the consortium, form community partnerships, and help establish and execute the framework’s implementation agenda” and that initial funding is already in place.

“The full potential of this framework will only be realized with the collective efforts and resources of everyone – public, private, philanthropic, nonprofit – all pulling together,” said Rip Rapson, president & CEO of The Kresge Foundation. “We are excited to announce our own commitment to help the momentum we need to be success, and we encourage all to become partners in creating Detroit Future City.”

SOURCE Detroit Works Project