Josef Konvitz

Associate Fellow, Resilience, NewCities

Konvitz joined the Urban Affairs Division of the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 1992 after nearly twenty years on the history faculty of Michigan State University. Upon retiring from the OECD in 2011 as Head of the Regulatory Policy Program, Konvitz was appointed Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow. Cities and Crisis, his fourth book, was published in January 2016 by Manchester University Press (distributed in North America by Oxford University Press). While at the OECD he analysed the territorial impacts of large-scale disasters, including floods in France and earthquakes in Turkey and Japan.

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