Tim Campbell | World Bank Institute (WBI)

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Tim Campbell

Urban Age

Tim Campbell has worked for more than 35 years in urban development with experience in scores of countries and hundreds of cities in Latin America, South and East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa.  He retired from the World Bank in December of 2005 after more than 17 years working in various capacities in the urban sector. 

His book Beyond Smart Cities—How Cities Network, Learn, and Innovate will be published by Earthscan in late 2011. Previous books include The Quiet Revolution, which explores the rise of political participation in cities with the onset of decentralization in Latin America from 1983-1995 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003) published in Spanish by Alfaomega, Bogota. Leadership and Innovation (World Bank, 2004) is a collection of case studies about the innovation process observed in leading local governments in Latin America.

He holds a B.A. in Political Science from U. C. Berkeley (1966), a Masters in City and Regional Planning from U.C. Berkeley (1970), and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning from M.I.T. (1980). 

Read his article, Cities on the Prowl.

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