Victoria Olivier is Director of Land Use and Sustainability for Detroit Future City’s (DFC) initiatives that focus on vacant land transformation including the Field Guide to Working with Lots implementation, leading the Open Space Working Group and linking land to civic engagement and community planning. Victoria is also a co-founder of Brick+Beam Detroit that supports the efforts of building rehabilitation.
Victoria was selected as a 2013-2015 Detroit Revitalization Fellow at DFC where as Deputy Director of Neighborhood Initiatives she helped connect neighborhood leaders and residents to the Strategic Framework through information and resources, and specific projects like Blight Bootcamp, Ideas for Innovation and New Urban Places.
Prior to moving to Detroit, Victoria lived in New Orleans for eight years where she worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Louisiana Recovery Office as a historic preservation specialist and the project manager for the implementation of the $1.8 billion FEMA funded master plan for the Orleans Parish School Board and the Recovery School District.
Victoria has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree in urban and environmental planning and American studies at the University of Virginia. Victoria is also a certified urban planner and a member of the City of Detroit’s Historic Designation Advisory Board.