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E-Innovations — Sustainability in Action Roundtable (SART)

March 31, 2023

7:30 am - 9:00 am EDT

Metro Atlanta Chamber
191 Peachtree Tower, 191 Peachtree St NE #3400
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

Southface is proud to announce the return of SART! Join us on March 31, 2023, for the year's kick-off event. Moderated by Southface Board Member Liz York, join this engaging conversation around e-innovations. We will answer questions like, how do e-bikes work? What are the health aspects of e-bikes? And, how can you safely enjoy e-biking in our city in a forest?


  • 7:30am Networking
  • 7:45am Introductions
  • 8:00am Panel Discussion
  • 8:45am Q&A
  • 9:00am Event Ends


Liz York, FAIA
Senior Architect and Design Strategist
Healthy Design Collaborative, LLC a healthy design consultancy

Liz York, FAIA is a thought-leader and connector for the fields of public health and real estate design and management. A registered architect, she leads a consulting practice focused on helping firms and project teams grow their healthy design skills to build better buildings. She has over 20 years of experience working with public health professionals to implement healthy, resilient, equitable work environments and she was a developer of the FITWEL healthy design certification system as a part of her work as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Liz holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Liz has received two White House awards for Sustainability, been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Sustainability Who’s Who and has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects as a Fellow for her work on equitable, sustainable design


Ken Rose, MPA
Physical Activity and Health Branch | Chief
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ken Rose is a national expert on the health impacts of active transportation.  He has a 20-year career in this area and has contributed to multiple national publications promoting the positive impacts of bicycling and walking on physical activity.  Mr. Rose is 25-year long Atlanta transportation cyclist and has served on several volunteer community boards, as the president of CDC CycNet, CDC’s Employee Group for Bicyclists, and supported local projects to increase the availability of safe and convenient bicycle infrastructure.


Ryan Hersh
Edison Bicycles

Jeremiah Jones
Engagement Coordinator
Propel ATL

Advocacy Programs Coordinator Jeremiah Jones desires to improve communities by altering policy and infrastructure to create better outcomes for people across the socioeconomic spectrum. Equity and justice-centered practices are at the core of his work. It is his belief that communities are built best by listening, partnering, and liberating the capacities of its residents. Jeremiah is a 2022-2023 NACTO Transportation Justice Fellow.

Jeremiah has a background in urban studies and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Community Development. His experience in various settings, from federal to nonprofit to ministry in urban cities, has developed him into a well-rounded professional. You can often find him at a park near you, experiencing the outdoors, or at a sporting event with family and friends.

Our Host

Special thank you to:

Cynthia Curry

Senior Director, Smart Cities & CleanTech Ecosystems 

Joscelin Beacham

Operations Associate, Economic Development


March 31, 2023
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Metro Atlanta Chamber
191 Peachtree Tower, 191 Peachtree St NE #3400
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
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