Maurice Cox and Marc Norman In Conversation on the Future of Detroit
August 07, 2018
The urban planning work of Maurice Cox, (AR’83), was recently highlighted in a conversation with Marc Norman in an Urban Omnibus post. In 2015 Cox was appointed as Director of the Planning and Development Department for the city of Detroit, tackling the rapidly fluctuating urban and social landscape of the city. Unlike many of his peers in similar positions, Cox’s approach to reimagining the urban fabric of a city whose population has declined by more than half from its peak, has hinged on working closely with the still existing communities of Detroit, and finding the best method of redesigning large areas of underutilized urban land.