Tim Campbell, chairman of the board of the Urban Age Institute, has worked for more than 35 years in urban development with experience in scores of countries and hundreds of cities. He is currently a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Campbell retired from the World Bank in December 2005 after more than 17 years working in various capacities in the urban sector, including pioneering the bank's city-development strategies. Before joining the bank, he worked for more than 13 years as a private consultant and professor at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.

In addition to many policy papers on decentralization and urban policy, he is the author of several books, including Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate (2012 and The Quiet Revolution: Decentralization and the Rise of Political Participation in Latin American Cities (2002). He holds a Ph.D. in urban studies and planning form the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from UC-Berkeley.

December 9, 2013

The Lesson from a Road Trip Across America: Size Doesn't Matter

Urban innovation and creativity can be found in cities both large and small. It's a mistake to underestimate the power of the pride of place.