FORA.tv Speaker - Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell has worked for more than 30 years in urban development with experience in scores of countries and hundreds of cities in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. His areas of expertise include strategic urban planning, city development strategies, decentralization, urban policy, and social and poverty impact of urban development.
Tim Campbell retired from the World Bank in December of 2005 after more than 17 yearsâ€™ experience. At the Bank, he headed WBIâ€™s urban team, founded and led the Urban Partnership, which was responsible for identifying changing demand and developing new Bank products and services for cities. He was the Bank-wide coordinator for City Development Strategies (CDS), a new analytical tool focusing on cities as the unit of analysis in national development. From 1995 to 1997, he served as a member of the Advisory Group in Latin America and the Caribbean Region and was the Regionâ€™s Chief of the Urban and Water Unit from 1993-1995.
Before joining the Bank, his consulting clients included private sector firms, governments, and international organizations. He lived in rural and small town Costa Rica for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
In addition to many policy papers on decentralization and urban policy, Mr. Campbell has authored several books. The Quiet Revolution, explores the rise of political participation in cities with the onset of decentralization in Latin America from 1983-1995 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003). A second book Leadership and Innovation (World Bank, 2004) is a collection of case studies about the innovation process in leading local governments in Latin America.
He holds a B.A. in Political Science from U. C. Berkeley (1966), a Master's in City and Regional Planning from U.C. Berkeley (1970) and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning from M.I.T. (1980).
09.12.07 | 01:26:36 min
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