Detroit Future City

A think tank, policy advocate and planning organization focused on improving Detroit.

Detroit, MI

About Detroit Future City


Through the shared vision of the Strategic Framework, Detroit Future City (DFC) is committed to advancing the quality of life for all Detroiters. We will accomplish this in partnership with residents and public and private stakeholders, and through data-driven strategies that promote the advancement of land use and sustainability, and community and economic development.

Who We Are:

DFC is a nonprofit charged with catalyzing implementation of the DFC Strategic Framework, a 50-year vision for the City of Detroit developed with input from more than 100,000 Detroiters. Our role is to steward equitable implementation of the recommendations made in the Strategic Framework through providing access and information to Detroiters, informing and guiding decision-makers’ initiatives and projects, and the coordination of a multitude of stakeholders.

How We Are Going To Do This:

Stewarding the DFC Strategic Framework recommendations

Advocating for innovative approaches, policies and systems

Integrating civic awareness and community participation

Ensuring racial equity in all practices

Our Core Principles:

Be aspirational where we should be and practical where we must be. Be respectful of the city’s history, community efforts and new ideas. Be just and equitable in seeking to create benefits for all. Be transparent and inclusive of all voices participating in improving our community.

Contact Info



  • Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience
  • Medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance plans, and long-term disability
  • 401k Savings Plan with a match
  • 20 PTO days per year
  • 15 paid holidays per year

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