Amy Stelly is an artist, designer, planner, and freeway fighter. Her scope of work includes building and open space design, historic restoration, downtown and neighborhood revitalization, environmental planning, municipal zoning, incentives, entitlements, site planning, streetscapes, and gardens. She is a cofounder of the Claiborne Avenue Alliance, a coalition of residents and property owners dedicated to the restoration of the Claiborne Corridor in the Mid-City, Tremé, and Seventh Ward neighborhoods of New Orleans, Louisiana. Her advocacy work for the coalition includes spearheading a recent study of health outcomes for all living or working near urban highways. She edits the Opinion section of the Lens, a New Orleans-based nonprofit and nonpartisan public-interest newsroom.