Casius Pealer

Casius Pealer is director of Tulane University’s Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) program and a professor of practice in the School of Architecture. In addition to these academic roles, Casius is of counsel in the New Orleans office of Coats | Rose, a Houston-based law firm, where he concentrates in the areas of affordable housing, real estate finance, and energy and water efficiency. He also maintains a separate consulting practice, Oystertree Consulting, supporting public agencies and developers using green building as an additional tool to achieve long-term affordable housing solutions. He can be reached at

The State of Transit in New Orleans

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The Measures of “Safe and Decent” Housing

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