- MSU Global Urban Studies Program.
- Mega Event Planning Research Group.
- Autonomous Futures.
- MSU Mobility.
Mark Wilson is a professor of Urban & Regional Planning in SPDC, with bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of Melbourne (Australia), and an AM and PhD in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the director of the Planning, Design and Construction doctorate program. His research and teaching interests address urban planning, information technology, economic geography, public policy and nonprofit organizations. Specific research interests focus on three themes: 1) The planning, land use and economic issues associated with mega events, such as the Olympics and World’s Fairs; 2) The social, economic and political implications of technological change, including the Internet and autonomous vehicles, with emphasis on planning strategies and urban implications. This research interest is characterized by the recent publication of the book, Global Information Society (Rowman & Littlefield 2013), with Aharon Kellerman and Kenneth E Corey; and 3) The use of social media and big data as a research tool for understanding public attitudes towards cities, events and technological change.
Working from Home
Published on October 7, 2020
Innovation Seminar on Smart Transportation comes to MSU on Nov. 8
Published on October 30, 2018
Workshop on Autonomous Vehicles in Society comes to MSU May 18-19
Published on April 11, 2018
MSU faculty work on United Nations industrial park project
Published on October 10, 2017
Three MSU Urban & Regional Planning faculty spoke at IGLUS training in Detroit
Published on October 5, 2017
SPDC hosted two Grandparents University Courses in June
Published on August 15, 2017
MSU hosted MOOC on FIFA World Cup experience this Summer
Published on December 10, 2014
SPDC’s Wilson & Kassens-Noor co-teach MOOC about Mega Event Planning & the Sochi Winter Games
Published on March 6, 2014