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Major Professor

Mitchell, Mary N

Second Advisor

Mokhiber, James

Third Advisor

Gladstone, David


This thesis explores the financialization of one residential-commercial corridor in New Orleans, Louisiana. The paper illuminates the transformations of neighborhoods and social spaces wrought by processes of rapidly inflating property values and the displacement of residents. The study works in the field of applied public research by mapping New Orleans property and land records valued through the Orleans Parish Assessor’s office and linking recorded corridor changes to stated goals and partner initiatives at the city level.

Taking specific umbrage with commercial corridor revitalization framework and urban street corridor mapping projects, this thesis offers a reworked lens of historical material analysis. It uses the Saint Claude Avenue corridor and the histories of some of its inhabitants to lay out a receipt of public record from the financializing operations, financial vehicles, and the subsequently related phenomena of financialization in New Orleans between 1971 and 2021.


The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.

2019-2021_Commercial Corridor Property Values.xls (1103 kB)
2019-2021 Commercial Corridor Property Values

ThesisandDissertationApprovalForm_Data (54).pdf (31 kB)