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Maurice Cox Departs Detroit to Lead Planning Chicago

The highly praised head of planning in Detroit will assume the same role in Chicago.
August 8, 2019, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday officially nominated Maurice Cox for Chicago Commissioner of Planning and Development," reports CBS Chicago.

Cox previously led the Detroit Planning Department, and was credited with bringing culture change to the department and the city. Cox also served as mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, from 2002 to 2004.

"It is time that the city focuses on development that is directed throughout every community and into areas that have been overlooked for decades," Mayor Lightfoot said in a news release cited in the article. "Maurice Cox is uniquely qualified to help create a city where development addresses the fundamental needs of every neighborhood so that Chicago benefits and equitably works for all its residents."

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