The College of Environment and Design will host a lecture by Paul Morris, president and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine Inc., on March 4 at 5 p.m. in Auditorium 123 of the Jackson Street Building. The lecture is open free to the public.
The Atlanta BeltLine is a comprehensive transportation and economic development effort in Atlanta. It is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The BeltLine is an ongoing project with four trail segments and four new or renovated parks currently open to the public. Work on the project will occur in phases over the next two decades.
Morris joined Atlanta BeltLine in July as president and CEO. Trained as a landscape architect and urban planner, Morris has spent his 30-year career in strategic consulting and executive management roles focusing on transportation, urban redevelopment, natural resource management, public parks and the development of corporate and institutional facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia.