Maurice Cox Heads North

Maurice CoxMaurice Cox (LF ’02) is on the move again: Detroit’s Mayor Duggan has recruited him to be the city's new planning director, and he starts immediately on a part-time basis as he transitions from his leadership role at Tulane City Center and Tulane University. He’ll have prodigious challenges: the city is crawling out of bankruptcy, one in three residents lives in poverty, the infrastructure is antiquated and resident flight has resulted in 60 square miles of abandoned land and a highly dispersed population. Yet Cox is just the leader to turn liabilities into opportunities by mobilizing the community capacity, creativity and determination that stubbornly prevail in Detroit. Read more in “Duggan taps new Detroit planning leader.”

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