Urban Studies Experts

Research Officer, African Technology Policy Studies Network
Ernest Nti Acheampong is a research officer at African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS). He is responsible for undertaking research and coordinating two flagship programs notably the African Youth Forum for Science and Technology (AYFST) and the Social Innovation Program. Ernest holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and...
Ph.D., Chairman, Urban Age Institute, Berkeley, CA
Tim Campbell has worked for more than 35 years in urban development with experience in scores of countries and hundreds of cities.  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 priva...
Ph.D., Chairman, Urban Age Institute, Berkeley, CA
Tim Campbell has worked for more than 35 years in urban development with experience in scores of countries and hundreds of cities.  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 priva...
Doctor of Law, Wissenschraftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany; Former Mayor of Budapest, 1990-2010
Studies:1970-76 Student of the Law Faculty of Eotvos Lorandt University. While still a student, he was suspended for a year for organizing a left-wing student demonstration in 1972 /Graduated in 1976/.1978-81 Sociological studies at the Sociology Faculty of Budapest University.1988-89 Student of the Columbia University in New York.Employments and Activities:1979 Signed the Act of Solidarity for Ch...
Blair A. Ruble is currently Vice President for Programs at the Wilson Center, Director of the Urban Sustainability Laboratory, and Senior Advisor to the Kennan Institute.  Previously, he served as the long-time Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) as well as of the Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Program (1992-2012). A native of New York, D...
Lea Shanley directs the Commons Lab within the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) of Woodrow Wilson Center. The Commons Lab seeks to advance research and independent policy analysis on emerging technologies that facilitate collaborative, science-based and citizen-driven decision-making, with an emphasis on their social, legal, and ethical implications. Follow us at the Comm...

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