Nathan Edelson is a Senior Partner with 42nd Street Consulting – a company that focuses on planning for inclusive communities.

A former adjunct professor with the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning, he is currently working on securing local jobs and procurement from major development and planning the future of the False Creek South neighbourhood.

Nathan worked for the City of Vancouver planning department from 1983 to 2008. For 15 years, he was the senior city planner for the Downtown Eastside, working on initiatives related to housing, heritage, community economic development, social services and healthcare facilities. Here he formed close relationships with an array of organizations, including PHS when Insite and Woodward’s were developed.

Before joining the City, he was the founding Executive Director of Little Mountain Neighbourhood House and is currently on the Board of the Alexandra Foundation which provides funds for existing and emerging neighbourhood houses

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