School of Planning, Design and Construction
Assistant Professor, Urban & Regional Planning Program
552 W. Circle Drive, Room 201N
East Lansing, MI 48824
Area of Expertise:
Current Research: Housing; land use regulation; urban informality; spatial mismatches in housing/employment; municipal annexation
Methods: quantitative methods (frequentist statistics; machine learning); causal inference; GIS/spatial methods; big data
Additional interests: social equity; public policy
Masters: Master in public affairs and Latin American studies.
PhD: PhD in public policy from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Noah J. Durst is an assistant professor in SPDC’s Urban & Regional Planning Program. He joined the program in 2017, after earning a PhD in public policy from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also completed masters degrees in public affairs and Latin American studies. Durst employs mixed methods - both quantitative and qualitative - to examine the intended and unintended effects of planning and policy-making on issues of social equity. Much of his research to date has examined the challenges and implications of informality in U.S. housing markets.