Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Hank Savitch is a former co-editor at the Journal of Urban Affairs and former President of the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.  He has published eleven books or monographs 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 and is translated into Spanish as Ciudades en el Mercado Internacional.  His most recent work consists of a multi-authored volume, Struggling Giants: City-Region Governance in London, New York, Paris and Tokyo (forthcoming 2012, University of Minnesota Press) as well as an authored article titled, “Neighborhood Decline and Regrowth: Forging the French Connection” (Urban Affairs Review, November 2011)His more than 80 articles have appeared in leading journals, collected works and research outlets.

Professor Savitch has received numerous awards both in the United States and abroad. He served as a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics (United Kingdom) as well as being named a Lady Davis Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). He has been the recipient of awards which has allowed him to do extensive research in France for more than 20 years.   These research assignments in France include an award by 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). Most recently Savitch was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Chile, in Santiago. 

Savitch has also served as a consultant to former mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Mayors’ Urban Summit and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.