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Hank Savitch

Global Fellow


    June 1, 2017 — May 31, 2019

    Professional affiliation

    Brown & Williamson Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Louisville

    Wilson Center Projects

    Storms, Flooding and Resilience on The Jersey Shore

    Full Biography

    Hank Savitch is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Virginia Tech’s Metropolitan Institute and Brown and Williamson Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, University of Louisville. Professor Savitch also served as co-editor at the Journal of Urban Affairs and as President of the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Professor Savitch has published thirteen books and edited volumes on various aspects of urban development, public policy and regional governance. His co authored volume, Cities in the International Marketplace (Princeton University Press), received the best book award in the urban field by the American Political Science Association. His most recent publications include a multi-authored volume, Struggling Giants: City-Region Governance in London, New York, Paris and Tokyo (University of Minnesota Press). His more than 100 articles have appeared in leading journals, books and op ed columns.

    Major Publications

    • Publication One2002. Cities in the International Marketplace: The Political Economy of Urban Development in North America and Western Europe (Princeton University Press) with Paul Kantor.
    • Publication Two2008. Cities in a Time of Terror: Space, Territory and Local Resilience (M.E Sharpe, 2008)
    • Publication Three2014. “Chinese Cities in a Globalizing Context” in CITIES 41 B with Lin Ye and Jill Simone Gross (December)