Graham Sustainability Institute

City Fact Sheet: Flint, Michigan

October 2015

The City of Flint is in the early stages of adaptation planning. Flint adopted its first comprehensive Master Plan in fifty years on October 28, 2013. As a follow up to this effort, the city is working to update its zoning code, Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), and other related plans and policies. Since 1960, the city has lost nearly half of its population and over 70,000 jobs. However, city planners and community stakeholders feel that Flint is ready to embrace wide reaching change and are eager to begin a process of rebuilding and visioning for a future that addresses systematic problems in place of quick-fix solutions.