The Detroit Economic Forum Club Member Meeting
Author Alan Mallach and Detroit Development Director Maurice Cox discuss how to assure the city’s resurgence leaves no citizen behind. They shared their thoughts on what’s happening in America’s cities and on Detroit’s urban revival in a discussion moderated by Bankole Thompson, an author, Detroit News columnist and radio show host.
Maurice Cox, Detroit’s Planning and Development Director, leads the long term vision for a redeveloped Detroit: improving Detroit’s neighborhoods, developing strategies to boost stable areas of the city with new business and residential development, and devise uses for the vast tracts of vacant lots and other city-owned properties.
Alan Mallach is a fellow at the Center for Community Progress and author of “The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.” The Divided City offers strategies to foster greater equality and opportunity. Mallach also previously served as Director of Housing and Urban Development for the City of Trenton, New Jersey.
Together, Alan and Maurice shared their thoughts on what’s happening in America’s cities and on Detroit’s urban revival.
Bankole Thompson did a fantastic job moderating the conversation Tuesday, Detroit Public TV apologizes for not acknowledging him in our initial post.