Call // Detroit City of Design Challenge

Posted on: 24. February 2023

Open Call is live now until Sunday, March 19th

For years, Detroiters have worked to adapt to many unexpected circumstances. This is not new for our community, which has experienced many shocks over time – whether environmental, health, social, or economic. Detroiters have proven their resiliency, innovation and perseverance through it all.

Design Core is launching a new City of Design Challenge to explore ways to increase community connections and unify residents in times of disruption. City of Design Challenges put the needs of existing residents at the center of innovative strategies for their neighborhoods’ future. This Challenge will explore resident driven ideas for unifying communities and building neighborhood resiliency throughout the city.

The 2023 Detroit City of Challenge is led by Design Core Detroit, in partnership with Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) and CultureSource, and made possible with financial support from the Hudson-Webber Foundation.



Nominate yourself or someone else to be a Community Advisory Council Member for the Challenge here through February 28.


Want to learn more? Join us for our Challenge information events:

  • Feb 15 – In Person at the Commons on Mack Ave from 5:30pm – 7pm – Eventbrite here
  • Feb 28 –  Virtual On Zoom from 11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch and Learn – Eventbrite here
  • March 7 – In Person at TBD (save the date) from 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Eventbrite here
  • March 13 – Virtual on Zoom from 11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch and Learn – Eventbrite here



For more information read the 2023 Challenge Brief, check out our FAQs. To be notified of future 2023 Challenge announcements, sign up here.  Questions, please email

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