Project Partners

The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit recognized for its expertise in creating parks and protecting land for people. The Trust for Public Land brings land stewardship, conservation, and community resiliency expertise as well as extensive community engagement, land transaction, and park development experience to support development and review of the Productive Landscape Development RFP.

City of Detroit Information

Zoning Ordinance, Resources, and Permitting

Zoning Map Index

Detroit Urban Agriculture Ordinance Summary

Urban Agriculture Ordinance

City Planning Commission

City of Detroit, Dept. of Neighborhoods

City of Detroit, Board of Zoning Appeals

Planning Context: City-Wide Framework Plans

Detroit Future City – Strategic Framework

Community Development Advocates of Detroit – Strategic Framework

Demographics Trends

Detroit Census

Michigan Census

Economic Trends

Detroit Census

Michigan Census

Michigan Dept. of Technology, Management & Budget – Michigan Labor Market Information

Mapping & GIS Data

City of Detroit Open Data Portal

Loveland Technologies

Data Driven Detroit – Interactive Tools

Data Driven Detroit – Maps

Data Driven Detroit – Open Data Site

Detroit-based Organizations & Resources

Many of these organizations have a number of on-line resources.

Detroit Collaborative Design Center

Technical Assistance Contact: Ceara O’Leary, 313-993-1036,

Description of Technical Assistance: Provide advice on the productive landscape proposal process, including the development of proposals and supporting materials.

Community Development Advocates of Detroit

Detroit Food Policy Council

Great Lakes Environmental Law Center

Technical Assistance Contact: Nick Leonard,

Description of Technical Assistance: Pro bono transactional legal services, including but not limited to business law, tax law, employment law, contract drafting and review, and general legal counsel, for nonprofit corporations, individuals, and for-profit businesses that would otherwise lack access to legal services.

Greening of Detroit

Technical Assistance Contact: Rosie Sharp,

Description of Technical Assistance: Assistance with development and review of proposal and supporting materials for productive landscape development projects. Preference will be given to Detroiters, in particular individuals or small organizations, and non-profit organizations.

Keep Growing Detroit

Michigan Organizations & Resources

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan

Michigan Food and Farming Network

Michigan State University – Extension Program

National Organizations & Resources

Center for Community Progress

National Young Farmers Coalition

American Forests – Urban Forestry

Red Fields to Green Fields – Detroit