Urban Age Institute works to foster leadership and innovation between and among cities in areas of strategic urban planning, urban policy, public sector management, sustainable environmental planning and poverty reduction.
Tim Campbell, a pre-eminent internationalist interested in issues of the growth and development of cities. Focusing on city leadership, learning and innovation, he has worked for more than 35 years in urban development. His experience spans scores of countries and hundreds of cities. His areas of expertise include strategic urban planning, city development strategies, decentralization, urban policy, and social & poverty impact of urban development.
Tim Campbell's recent book Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate (2012) focuses on understanding how the world's cities actually learn, internally, and just as important, from each other through a city-to-city exchange in policy and practice. His claim that this may hold promise for some global issues and many local issues of global significance is of substantial importance in the present Indian context.