Putting Design to Work: How Design is Building a Resilient Detroit


July 18, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210


Maurice Cox, City of Detroit

Join us for a dynamic keynote presentation about how design can and should be "put to work" to achieve equity, aid in city recovery, and even promote better health and social outcomes. If you are a designer, developer, municipal worker, or community member working committed to quality affordable housing, you will not want to miss this event. 

Cocktail reception at 6pm

Program begins at 7pm

This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP by Monday, July 17th.

In his role as Planning Director of the City of Detroit, Maurice Cox is embedding design excellence into Detroit’s recovery and redevelopment. He will discuss the comprehensive strategies his team is undertaking to address Detroit’s history of urban renewal and segregation and to create more just and resilient cities. The ambitious work—which extends from the downtown core and includes the entire 139 square miles of the city itself—prioritizes high quality and equitable development through policy, funding, and neighborhood-scale interventions.

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Real Estate Development