Tim Griffin, Director of Urban Design, St. Paul Riverfront Corporation, is an urban designer with over 30 years experience in architecture, planning, urban design and sustainable development. He has been with the Riverfront Corporation since 2001 where he serves as the Director of Urban Design. In this capacity, Tim directs the Saint Paul Design Center program and leads other Riverfront Corporation design initiatives. He has contributed to the Riverfront Corporations mission of reconnecting Saint Paul to its Mississippi Riverfront, first in the core downtown area, then with the Central Corridor Development Strategy and Design Center in 2007 and the addition of the Great River Passage initiative for the 26 miles of Mississippi Riverfront through Saint Paul. Tim also lectures and teaches urban design at the University of Minnesota where many of his former students and interns are now advancing through the urbanism profession.