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Detroit Future City, 2010–13

This is a Project. It was designed by Toni L. Griffin, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Hamilton Anderson Associates, Detroit Collaborative Design Center and Michigan Community Resources, with Detroit residents. It is dated 2010–13.

Detroit Future City is an action-oriented 50-year blueprint for revitalization, repositioning Detroit after decades of urban decline. A broad-based civic engagement design with 26 interactive tactics to engage a diverse range of participants—youth to community leaders—to have a say in their future. The resulting framework’s strategies include resizing city-service systems for a smaller population and using landscape as the catalyst for economic, social, and environmental transformation. Vacant land and obsolete industrial areas are assets repurposed for productive multi-functional landscapes and innovative blue and green infrastructure.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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