Maurice Cox is a nationally renowned planner and practitioner of democratic design and citizen planning. As Planning Director for the City of Detroit, Cox is leading a dramatic transformation that finds parks and public space at the intersection of design and social justice.
Called the “Champion of the Neighborhoods,” Cox is a convener, who helps community members understand that it’s possible to change the world through design. This evening, Cox will share with us his compelling story of creative community engagement in Detroit and open the door to an inspiring conversation about the future of the Twin Cities and how we shape it together.
This presentation was recorded live on November 4, 2016, and features a post-presentation interview by Minnesota Public Radio’s Brandt Williams. Download the transcript.
The 2016-2017 Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series was presented by Minnesota Public Radio and produced in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the University of Minnesota Department of Landscape Architecture. Additional support was provided by the Cynthia Froid Group.