Hank Savitch, Ph.D.
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Hank Savitch, Ph.D., is currently a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) and Emeritus Brown and Williamson Professor, University of Louisville. Professor Savitch also served as co-editor at the Journal of Urban Affairs and President of the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. He 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, 2002) received the best book award in the urban field by the American Political Science Association. He has written more than 100 articles which have appeared in journals, research outlets and newspapers.
Professor Savitch was named a Lady Davis Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and served as a Research Fellow at the The Floersheimer Institute for Policy Studies (Jerusalem, Israel). Other posts include a research assignment through the National Center for Scientific Research (Bordeaux, France) and a Fulbright award at the Maison Mediterranean des Sciences de l’Homme (Aix-en-Provence, France). He also served as a Fulbright Scholar, The University of Chile in Santiago.
Working with government and non-governmental organizations, Savitch has been a consultant to former mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Mayors’ Urban Summit, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements. He is currently working on issues related to policy transfer across metropolitan jurisdictions and analyses of regional resilience in the wake of natural disasters.