Dr Johannes Novy

Dr Johannes Novy

Lecturer in Spatial Planning

School of Geography and Planning

+44 (0)29 2068 8685
2.98, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT

I joined the School in 2015 and currently serve as Director of the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Development. As a researcher my work spans a wide range of fields, including urban and planning theory, urban (development) politics, as well as urban tourism and leisure consumption. I have published widely, both in academic and journalistic contexts, am frequently invited to speak at conferences and other events in the UK, Europe and beyond, and also enjoying working as a consultant and advisor for public, private and non-profit organizations in the realms of urban and tourism development, planning, and policy.

Education and Qualifications

  • 2011: Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning. Dissertation topic: ‘Marketing Marginalized Neighbourhoods. Tourism and Leisure in the 21st Century City’ (Advisor: Susan Fainstein). Graduate School for Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • 2008:  European Master of Arts in Comparative Urban Studies. Università degli studi di Urbino Carlo Bo & Università Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • 2006: Master of Philosophy in Urban Planning. Graduate School for Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • 2001: Vordiplom/Pre-Diploma (equivalent to BSc) in Urban Planning. Technical University Berlin, Germany

Career Overview

  • 2013 - 2015: Guest professor (Planning Theory). Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
  • 2011 - 2014: Senior researcher/lecturer. ‘Habitat Unit’ - Lehrstuhl für Architektur und Stadtentwicklung im globalen Zusammenhang, Institute for Architecture, Technical University Berlin, Germany
  • 2013: Guest professor. Dipartimento Architettura e Studi Urbani (DAStU). Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2008 - 2011: Researcher. Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS), Technical University Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 - present: Instructor/faculty member. MSc programme ‘Mundus Urbano’, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

Speaking engagements

  • 2017: Invited talk/presentation. 'Post-)Tourism in Berlin: Stories of conflict and conviviality'. Workshop 'Local Experiences of Urban Tourism'. Universiteit van Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands (07/17)
  • 2017: Invited talk/presentation. Public forum 'Venezia, Barcellona, Berlino e Parigi nell'epoca del turismo globale'. Venice, Italy (06/17)
  • 2017: Invited talk/presentation. Symposium ’Reinventing the Ordinary. The Frontiers of Tourism’. EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne & PUCA. Paris, France (02/17)
  • 2017: Invited talk/presentation. ’Tourism and Social Justice’ Symposium. Southbank University & CABE Publishers. London, UK (01/17)
  • 2016: Invited talk/presentation. Urban Knights Lecture Series. University of the West of England. Bristol, UK (12/16)
  • 2016: Invited talk/presentation. 'Destination' Berlin Revisited. Contemporary trends in tourism and place consumption in the 'New Berlin'. Conference ‘Urban Planning and Tourism Consumption: 160 Years for the Ringstraße in Vienna’. Hebrew University. Jerusalem, Israel (11/16)
  • 2016: Invited talk/presentation. ’Tourism planning/policy in Berlin - catching up' rather than at the cutting edge’. Euro-Mediterranean Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism. San Sebastian, Spain (09/16)
  • 2016: Invited talk/presentation. ‘Destination Berlin. Notes on Urban Tourism, Urban Diversity and Urban Change’. Conference ’Les périphéries métropolitaines au prisme des mobilités touristiques’. Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Paris, France (05/16)
  • 2015: Invited talk/presentation. ‘City tourism: reason to cheer or protest?’ ’Debating Development’ event series. Universiteit Antwerpen. Antwerp, Belgium (12/15)
  • 2015: Invited talk/presentation. ‘Boundaries and Bridges: The Dynamics of Urban Diversity’ - 7th German- Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium (GISFOH). Jerusalem, Israel (10/15) 
  • 2015: Keynote. ‘Convention Centers and the Tourist City’ Annual Conference of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC). Boston, USA (07/15)
  • 2014: Keynote ‘Urban Tourism. The end of the Honeymoon?’. Global Summit on City Tourism. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Barcelona, Spain (12/14)

Committees and reviewing

  • 2017 - present: Course Director 'BSc Urban Planning and Development'
  • 2015 - present: Member of the Undergraduate Management Committee