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Hank Savitch

Hank V. Savitch, PhD

Brown and Williamson Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs 

Research and Teaching

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Dr. Savitch has done work on globalization and urban development as well as the comparative analysis of cities in Europe and North America. His publications explore questions related to how cities develop strategies to shape their built environments as well as the effects of terrorism on urban space. Other publications deal with the impacts of territorial re-scaling on city performance. Dr. Savitch also served as a consultant to the Mayor’s Urban Summit, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other organizations. He teaches courses on urban theory, comparative development and governance.


Educational Background


1971 University of Michigan: Inter University Consortium for Political Research. (Postdoctoral research)


1965–1971 New York University: Ph.D.


1963–1965 Brown University: A.M.



Course Syllabi


Comparative Urban Development: UPA 623/PLAN 635


Urban Policy and Governance: UPA 602


Urban Theory & Public Affairs: UPA 610





Curriculum Vita


Contact Info


Office:     Urban Studies Institute, Room 110

Phone:     (502) 852-7929        fax:852-4558

Email:     Click Here



Mailing Address   

Department of Urban and Public Affairs

University of Louisville

426 W. Bloom Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40208


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