Kelvin Campbell is a South Africa-born architect and urban designer, with a professional interest in complex urban problems, from those of informal settlements through to urban renewal of the city. Campbell is the Chair of Smart Urbanism, an open-source urban research and development organisation; a Fellow in the Built Environment with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851; and an Honorary Professor at CASA (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) at The Bartlett, University College of London. He is a writer and publisher of books and articles on the subject of urbanism, including the UK government’s first policy document on urban design in the planning system. In 2013 Campbell was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Urban Design Group for his contribution to urban design.
Kelvin has been at the forefront of new urban thinking for many years.