Nathanel Lowe is a community and social planner in Vancouver, BC. As a new transplant from LA and son of Chinese American immigrants, Lowe is passionate about the intersections of immigration, sustainability, and urban planning.
Lowe previously held the Community Engagement Coordinator position at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, the largest US civil rights organization serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and spearheaded a historic campaign promoting social harmony and multiculturalism in the City of Monterey Park, California. Lowe has also conducted extensive policy and planning work at Shelter Partnership, Inc., the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, the California State Assembly, and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Lowe was instrumental in establishing Chinatown Community for Equitable Development, a community-based organization based in LA Chinatown that organizes with tenants and workers, and is a member volunteer. Recognized by USC and the Interreligious Council’s Future50 project as one of LA’s emerging leaders, Lowe has demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice, religious pluralism, and civic engagement.
Lowe’s work around community engagement and immigrant integration has been featured in media outlets including CBC Radio, PRI’s The World, NBC News, LA Times, OC Register, Voice of America, Sing Tao Daily, World Journal, NTDTV, Inheritance Magazine and others.
Lowe holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA and a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development from UC Davis. To reach Nathanel please visit the Contact page.