Johannes Novy studied urban planning and urban studies in Germany, Italy and the United States and holds a PhD in Urban Planning from Columbia University, New York. His research interests cover urban and planning theory, urban (development) politics, urban tourism and leisure consumption. Previous positions he held include a guest professorship at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (2013-2015), a visiting professorship at the Politecnico di Milano (2014) and, most recently, a lectureship at Cardiff University (2015-2018), where he acted as course director of the BSc Urban Planning & Development programme.
Some of his most recent publications include the co-edited volume "Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City" (Routledge, 2016) as well as the journal article "'Destination’ Berlin Revisited. From (New) Tourism towards a Pentagon of Mobility and Place Consumption” (Tourism Geographies, 2016). Novy is a member of the Berlin-based urbanist collective u-Lab, Studio für Stadt und Raumprozesse and regularly teaches at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris. In addition to teaching and research, he enjoys working as a consultant and advisor for public, private and non-profit organisations in the realms of urban and tourism development, planning, and policy.