Fourth Annual Community Development Summit – Reaching Across Boundaries

On May 14th and 15th, 2014, join community and economic development professionals, lenders, public officials, developers, planners, and others passionate about building and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities for the Fourth Annual Community Development Summit. With a theme of Reaching Across Boundaries, sessions and workshops will highlight cross-sector and regional collaboration in community planning, land recycling, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, and neighborhood revitalization. Quickly becoming the premier community development convening for the region, the Community Development Summit annually attracts ...

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Community Advisory Councils: Improving Resident Access to Detroit City Government

By Aaron Goodman, CDAD Community Outreach Associate

Establishment of Community Advisory Councils moving forward in City Council

At the City Council Formal Session on January 14th, 2013, Council addressed a letter sent by CDAD and its coalition partners requesting action be taken towards the establishment of the Charter-mandated Community Advisory Councils (CACs) in each council district.  City Council has referred the matter to the Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee.


This committee will begin the work of crafting the ordinance establishing CACs.  Throughout ...

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Community Benefits Agreements

By LaToya Morgan – CDAD Public Policy Manager & Aaron Goodman – CDAD Community Outreach Associate


CDAD has identified Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) as a policy priority area.  Community Benefits Agreements are a necessary tool to facilitate thriving communities as Detroit goes through a revitalizing and rebuilding era.  CDAD supports the creation of CBA’s throughout the city where large scale change is occurring that will impact resident quality of life, and when public tax dollars are being used in new developments.  ...

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Financial Institutions Community Development Conference (FICON)

The Financial Institutions Community Development Conference (FICON) is Detroit’s premiere annual community development conference, bringing together the financial, governmental, nonprofit and private sector to problem solve, build relationships, educate and advance the cause of neighborhood community development in Detroit and the surrounding region.

Registration is FREE!

Greektown Hotel Ballroom, 1200 St. Antione, Detroit, MI 48226

Thursday, October 24, 2013; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Free Complimentary Parking at Hotel Entrance

Must Preregister by Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Alicia Miller (313)894-1030,

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CDAD Office Move

Good morning CDAD Members,

CDAD has moved its office to Suite 120 of the University of Michigan Detroit Center, located at 3663 Woodward Ave, in Detroit. At present, we are in a transitional period and may not be accessible by telephone. Nevertheless, we can still be contacted via email at

Thank You,


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Financial Institutions Community Development Conference

Please join us October 18, 2012 for the fall Financial Institutions Community Development Conference. We will explore the Impact of Safety on Urban Economic and Community Development and the many great developments happening in Detroit. The conference will celebrate positive changes in Detroit and discuss ways to continue moving forward. Click here for the event flyer.

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Maximizing Small Business Banking Relationships

New Detroit’s second annual “Maximizing Small Business Banking Relationships” seminar is being held on September 26 and 28 at the ACCESS campus, 6451 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn, MI. This two part seminar will discuss financial statements as management tools and how they are utilized in the lending underwriting process. The goal is to assist participants to better utilize their financials as management tools and to assist participants in having more effective discussions (thereby enhancing their chances of success) with ...

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Draft Urban Agriculture Ordinance

As you may know, the City of Detroit is hoping to pass an ordinance that will regulate urban agriculture.  Essentially, this ordinance will make urban farms and gardens legal, while also setting up processes and rules that will help protect neighborhoods and Detroiters from negative side effects.  For instance, it governs how farms and gardens must handle their waste, what kind of animals are allowed, and how pesticides can be used.  CDAD supports the passage of an ordinance that creates ...

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Community Meetings on Urban Agriculture

The City of Detroit City Planning Commission will hold three community meetings. Come learn about the proposed Urban Agriculture ordinance, ask questions, and share your opinions! Click here for the official outreach flyer. Also, click here for an informative FAQ piece on the Urban Agriculture Ordinance. Below is a list of times, dates and locations for the three community meetings.


September 19, 6pm
St. Maron Social Hall
11466 Kercheval St.
Detroit, MI 48214


September 24, 6pm
Tabernacle Missionary ...

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Text My Bus

Code for America and DDOT are happy to announce real time bus arrival information is now available for riders standing at a stop or heading out to catch the bus.

Simply text your location (address or intersection) to 50464, and DDOT will return a list of the routes closest to you. Select the route you’d like to know about and you can quickly find out how many minutes until the next bus

Real-time data gives riders more control over daily commutes.

This isn’t the same ...

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