Maurice Cox spoke at Drury on April 14, 2005
Our community revolves around its public and private spaces, yet often architects — the experts in such spaces — are left out of the dialogue that charts community growth and development. Maurice Cox, a faculty member at the University of Virginia, blends community service, activism and design in his work. As a member of the Charlottesville, Va. City Council and as the city’s mayor, he has worked to replace zoning laws that threaten lower-income neighborhoods with a long-range plan for sustainable development across the city.
“Don't you think we are all better off when our elected officials take the time to talk about beauty? Maybe we can try talking about ‘love’ next?”
-Architect Russell Perry, in a tribute to Maurice Cox