The Livable Claiborne Communities Study is a HUD/DOT funded study that provides recommendations for community revitalization and infrastructure improvements within the urban core of New Orleans along Claiborne Avenue – an area that encompasses many historic African-American neighborhoods and that houses many of New Orleans’ culture-bearers, musicians, artists, and long-term African-American residents. It’s also one of the most rapidly changing areas in New Orleans as the urban core becomes more attractive to professionals moving into the city from out of town. Alexandra Miller addressed issues of affordable housing, economic development, and cultural economics, and to highlight the role of culture in supporting the broader economy of New Orleans. Our ultimate recommendations called for a balanced approach of leveraging resources for affordable housing to support workers in the cultural, tourism, and hospitality industries, while also addressing policy issues that prevented development on many vacant and blighted lots in the area in order to relieve housing market pressure and encourage infill development.
Previous Firm Experience: Alexandra Miller for Miller Urban Consulting