Claire R. Nelson is a prominent urban innovation and community-building figure. As the founder of Urban Consulate, Nelson has fostered equitable communities across various American cities, including Detroit, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Austin, Cincinnati, and Chicagoland.
Nelson’s educational background in architecture and urbanism has been pivotal in her approach to community-building. She believes that cities must prioritize social and civic life in addition to physical structures to create truly just and equitable communities. Nelson’s belief in equity is reflected in everything Urban Consulate does.