Top city planning job in Chicago will go to celebrated Detroit development director

“In Detroit, Cox is known for leading the city’s initiative for ’20-minute neighborhoods’ which means residents have everyday necessities all within a reasonable distance. His focus has largely been on creating neighborhoods that residents want to stay in long term by improving streets, parks, and amenities. That’s right in line with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s agenda to give neighborhoods the same time and attention as downtown.”

As Detroit’s civic commons convener, Maurice Cox heads for Chicago, Curbed Chicago highlights the work he championed – a public space first approach to neighborhood revitalization.