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Where have we been?

Where have we been?

Where are we now?

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

Phase 1 (2016)

We recruited stakeholders to analyze the problem, created a beginning set of system elements, and began considering a framework for a Detroit community development system.

Phase 2 (2017-2018)

We formed an Advisory Council, conducted extensive research resulting in a specific set of challenges and created Task Forces to respond to those challenges and develop test-projects for most of the elements.

Phase 3 (2019-2020)

Stakeholders will champion elements of the system, working closely with CDOs and GROs, by “test-piloting” project ideas:

  • Coordination of Capacity Building Services
  • Community Development Career Navigation Model
  • Neighborhood Vitality Success Framework
  • Neighborhood Voice and Advocacy Framework
  • At least two city-CDO funded partnerships

Simultaneously we will:

  • Activate the System Capitalization element
  • Establish a governance/oversight structure
  • Develop a process to resolve CDO coverage for all neighborhoods
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Detroit Sustainability Action Agenda

October 16, 2021November 17, 2021

As the City develops a long-term Climate Strategy to guide our resilience and mitigation efforts for years to come, hearing from Detroit residents, organizations, and businesses is a top priority. Feedback from over 6,000 Detroiters was instrumental in shaping the City’s first sustainability plan, the Detroit Sustainability Action Agenda

, in 2019.

We need feedback from Detroiters to ensure that the Climate Strategy we are developing:

–> Centers equity

–> Protects against climate impacts

–> Provides tangible benefits to Detroiters, like:

     –> Lower energy bills

     –> Better air quality

     –> More parks and green spaces

     –> More accessible transportation options

We will be using the collective input we receive from surveys, focus groups, and townhalls to inform City priorities and shape the final strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make us more resilient to climate impacts. Below is a list of opportunities to participate:

1. TAKE OUR SURVEY to let us know what issues are most important to you and what solutions to climate change you want to see from the City.

Primary survey – takes 15–20 minutes to complete
Condensed survey – takes about 10 minutes to complete, and reduces the number of questions by 30%

  1. FOCUS GROUPS: Sign up for (max 2) focus group on topics you care about or have specific expertise:

The Office of Sustainability will be hosting 6 focus groups on specific issues affected by climate change. Space is limited and registration is limited to a maximum of 2 focus groups that align with your interests and expertise.

  1. Housing- Tuesday, 9/14
    2. Health — Wednesday, 9/15
    3. Transportation — Tuesday, 9/21
    4. Waste & water — Thursday, 9/23
    5. Open space and food — Tuesday, 9/28
    6. Economic development & opportunity — Thursday, 9/30
  2. TOWNHALLS:Following the focus groups, we will be holding three virtual townhall events to report back what we heard and listen to more of your feedback. Townhalls are open to all, please plan to attend the one that best fits your schedule.1.Tuesday, 10/12 — 6:00 — 8:00pm
    2. Wednesday, 10/13 — 6:00 — 8:00pm
    3. Saturday, 10/16 — 10:00am — 12:00pm


October 16, 2021 

November 17, 2021 

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