Jeffrey Lowe, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University
Lowe’s research focuses on social justice and racial equity concerns within the context of community development, neighborhood planning, and philanthropy. Specifically, Lowe’s interests in community land trusts stems from his desire for housing security and sustainable communities. He advised (with Peter Marcuse) a graduate planning studio at Columbia University that produced a report to the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (now New Economy Project). The report considers community land trusts as a viable option for addressing the affordable housing crisis in New York City and aided in the establishment of the New York City Community Land Initiative. Also, he co-authored (with Emily Thaden) the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy working paper (WP14ET1) “Resident and Community Engagement in Community Land Trust”. At present, he co-chairs the Emancipation Economic Development Council’s Housing Development and Community Land Trust work group in Houston, TX.