Senior Director, Regenerative Places + Spaces | Southface
Robert E. Reed, III, Senior Director of Regenerative Places and Spaces at Southface, a non-profit advocating for sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities for more than 38 years. Robert leads Southface’s Urban Sustainability Practice working with teams developing sustainability initiatives in the cities around the region. Most recently Community Sustainability Services developed a Sustainability Action Plan for Atlanta BeltLine Inc. and led development of Greenprint Midtown, an Eco-District overlay for Midtown Atlanta. Robert represents Southface with the TransFormation Alliance promoting Equitable Transit Oriented Development. Since graduating from Georgia Tech in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Architecture, Robert has been at the forefront of sustainability planning in the Southeast region. He co-led the community interaction and architectural guidelines process for the award winning Chattahoochee Hill Country Land Use Plan, a groundbreaking Transfer of Development Rights plan recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the American Society of Landscape Architects for its public participatory process and visionary planning. The Atlanta Regional Commission has recognized Robert two additional times with Development of Excellence Awards as the principal designer of “the region’s most sustainable developments”. Robert is Past- Chair of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission and is a four-time winner of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award for homes and communities designed in historic neighborhoods. Additionally, Robert builds and manages a portfolio of sustainable workforce and student housing in Atlanta’s intown and BeltLine neighborhoods in between time spent hiking, biking canoeing, fishing and hunting in Georgia’s great outdoors.