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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu


In 2015, the City of New Orleans launched Nolalytics, a cross-departmental initiative that employs rigorous, data-driven projects to improve performance throughout City government. Nolalytics projects include:

Targeted Smoke Alarm Outreach Program

As a component of its fire prevention effort, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) offers free smoke alarm installation to all city residents. The initiative includes door-to-door outreach where firefighters will go throughout the city and install alarms for those in need. To ensure that the campaign has the greatest effect, NOFD worked with OPA to design a model that prioritizes areas of the city that are most likely to suffer fire fatalities and least likely to have a smoke alarm.

Full Report on Analytics-Informed Smoke Alarm Outreach Program

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Code Enforcement Abatement Tool

In order to take action on blighted properties, decision makers in Code Enforcement must be able to determine if a property should be demolished or proceed to a code lien foreclosure sales (Sheriff’s sale) where it can be sold to a third party for redevelopment. In order to make abatement decisions faster, more consistent, and more rigorous, OPA worked with Code Enforcement leadership to develop a decision tool utilizing methods employed by other machine learning recommender tools. Enigma provided valuable support on the project.

Full Report on Code Enforcement Abatement Tool

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