Javier Revilla Diez holds a Chair in Human Geography at the Institute of Geography and is associated to the Global South Study Center at the University of Cologne. He has research interests in the regional outcomes of participating in global production networks, regional impacts of transformation processes induced by political and structural change, and impacts of natural risks on people, firms, and regions. The regional focus is on urban and rural areas in Africa and Southeast/East Asia. Recently, he started a research project targeting the flood exposure, impacts and adaptation options of individual firms and businesses in Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, he participates in the collaborative research center “Future Rural Africa: Future-making and social-ecological transformation” and concentrates on the desired and undesirable regional socio-economic effects of two growth corridors in Namibia and Tanzania.