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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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Knight Foundation’s Public Spaces Forum 2020

Wednesday, October 21 @ 8:00 amThursday, October 22 @ 5:00 pm

Knight Foundation’s Public Spaces Forum is going virtual! During these unprecedented times, public spaces are even more essential to our communities, and how we plan, design, program, and engage in those spaces is changing.

Plan to join them online October 21–22 for a highly interactive program exploring how leaders from across the country are pivoting their public space plans and operations in light of COVID-19. The program will also explore how they might pursue a more equitable future through public spaces and the role of technology in helping them get there.

Speakers and attendees will include a diverse group of practitioners and community leaders representing academics, city officials, designers and planners, philanthropy, public space managers, residents, and technologists.

There is no cost to participate. Space will be limited, so be sure to secure your spot as soon as registration opens next month.

Registration and program details available soon!


Wednesday, October 21 @ 8:00 am

Thursday, October 22 @ 5:00 pm

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