Tim Tompkins

Marron Institute Fellow & Wagner Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning at New York University

Tim Tompkins leads the Sustaining Places Initiative at NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management and teaches Urban Planning at NYU’s Wagner School. Through his consultancy Shared City Shared Space he works to improve cities and explores how the interaction of ideas, institutions, individuals and culture can contribute to making them more prosperous and vibrant.

Tim led the Times Square Alliance from 2002-2020, transforming Times Square’s public spaces and founding Times Square Arts. He chaired the International Downtown Association and founded Partnerships for Parks, which catalyzed the revitalization of the Bronx River. He has degrees from Yale and Wharton and has lived in New York, Paris and Mexico City.