CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. — The former deputy secretary of transit for the N.C. Department of Transportation.

In addition to serving as deputy secretary of transit for N.C. DOT, Morris also has worked for 30 years in consulting and line management roles focusing on transportation, urban regeneration and development, natural resource management, public parks and the development of corporate and institutional facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

The Atlanta BeltLine project — the redevelopment of a 22-mile corridor around the central city — is a multi-faceted endeavor that includes multi-purpose trails, parks, development of commercial, residential, retail and affordable housing as well as plans for streetcars or transit.

Morris also has received numerous awards and recognition from groups including the State of North Carolina, the Waterfront Center, 1000 Friends of Oregon, National League of Cities, U.S. Department of Transportation and the Army Corps of Engineers. Morris received his undergraduate degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon.

At (co)lab 2013, Mr. Morris was a co-panelist with Katherine Kelley, exploring the ways that connected communities attract, foster and nourish the creative environment that is essential for innovation to thrive.  Watch his panel discussion HERE.