Reshaping Rochester Series - "New Currents in a River City"

"New Currents in a River City"
 April 21st, 11:45am-1:30pm
Inn on Broadway (26 Broadway)
For more information and/or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://cdcrochester.org/reshapingrochester.html
Mayor Christopher Coleman took office as Saint Paul's Mayor in 2005 after several years as a city councilmember and community and neighborhood leader. He immediately set forth initiatives to make Saint Paul the most livable city in America. His priorities include working to close the achievement gap, creating sustainable and responsible budgets, and investing in the infrastructure of Saint Paul. He has achieved several of his goals, advocating for education and public safety, and being instrumental in championing the Green Line (Central Corridor Light Rail line)the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in the state of Minnesota.

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.