Detroit Dispatch

Detroit Dispatch

When Maurice Cox (LF ’05) assumed leadership of the Detroit Planning Office, he staffed the office to reflect the population it serves. That and a few core principles–go into the neighborhoods, deliver on promises, demonstrate change from the start of planning, ensure all Detroiters share in the revival–are building trust. The agency has become a bridge between two Detroits: “The white folks in the boardrooms who hold the purse strings, and the black folks outside the ivory tower.”

Read “Meet the Architects Behind Detroit’s Next Act.”

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