A new name, director and staff
Even though we've been on the job for a few months, we're are finally ready to announce our new positions at the Design Division. If you had heard of us before, this office was formerly known as the Civic Design Center, and was created by Mayor Joe Riley in 2001 to engage the community in planning and design related matters.
In 2014, Jacob Lindsey was selected as the new Director, and has undertaken a number of changes. First and foremost is our new name, which reflects the organization's structure, as a division of our Planning department. Being located under Planning lets us coordinate more closely on key planning issues.
Second is our new staff: David Herrero has been selected as our staff urban designer.
Third, and most important, is our new, simplified mission: to build a better city through design.