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Jon Coaffee

Jon Coaffee is a Professor in Urban Geography in the Department of Political Science and International Studies. He is the Director of WISC.

Jon Coaffee

Jon is an international expert in urban resilience. His research focuses upon the interplay of physical and socio-political aspects of resilience in the city and he has also published widely, especially on the impact of terrorism and other security concerns on the functioning of urban areas.

His work has been published in multiple disciplinary areas such as geography, town planning, political science and civil engineering. Most notably he published Terrorism Risk and the City (2003), The Everyday Resilience of the City (2008), Terrorism Risk and the Global City: Towards Urban Resilience (2009), Sustaining and Securing the Olympic City (2011) and Urban Resilience: Planning for Risk, Crisis and Uncertainty (2016).

His work has been supported by a significant number of EU and UK Research Council grants, including HARMONISE and RESILENS.

Jon is the director of WISC, the co-academic lead of the Sustainable Cities Global Research Priority and director of the Resilient Cities Laboratory in the Faculty of Social Science. Jon's blog can be found at urbanresilience.net.