Jeffrey S. Lowe, Ph.D.

Pic-Lowe5Jeffrey Lowe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University.  Prior to joining the Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy faculty, Professor Lowe was a Visiting Associate Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and the Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning at The University of Memphis, respectively.  Also, Professor Lowe has held faculty positions in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University and Jackson State University, respectively.

Professor Lowe’s research focuses on social justice and racial equity concerns within the context of community development and housing.  In addition to his research interest, Jeffrey’s service to the planning profession includes founding member and immediate-past co-chair of the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.  From 2004-2007, he served as chair of the Planning and the Black Community Division (PBCD) of the American Planning Association.  Jeffrey was also a member of the APA National Hurricane Recovery Taskforce (Katrina and Rita).  At present, Professor Lowe is a member of the National Community Land Trust Network’s Community Land Trust Research Collaborative and the National Active Transportation Diversity Taskforce (an entity of Safe Routes to School National Partnership).