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The School of Planning, Design and Construction uniquely unites four built environment disciplines to foster synergistic learning and collaboration: Construction management, interior design, landscape architecture and urban & regional planning. Our academic programs are accredited and produce career-ready graduates. We provide our students with the opportunity to learn about and work on real-world, cross-discipline projects and activities. Our nationally recognized, world-renowned faculty cross-collaborate on pressing built environment issues, delivering timely and crucial sustainable research and outreach. Learn More

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UN Industrial Development Organization delegates toured industrial parks at MSU and in the surrounding area during a training in September.

MSU faculty work on United Nations industrial park project

Published on October 10, 2017

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction partnered with the Center for Global Connections to develop a training manual and program for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

Rendering of a one-story

Innovation Seminar on Smart Buildings comes to MSU October 25

Published on October 9, 2017

The SPDC and the College of Engineering are hosting the 2017 Innovation Seminar on Smart Buildings at MSU Oct. 25, 2017, at the MSU Union in East Lansing.

MSU Detroit Center building.

Three MSU Urban & Regional Planning faculty spoke at IGLUS training in Detroit

Published on October 5, 2017

The IGLUS hosted the Detroit-NYC module Sept. 4-15, 2017, where three MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) faculty presented during a five-day seminar.

Photo of Henry Cisneros.

Henry Cisneros Guest Lecture at MSU to be live streamed

Published on September 29, 2017

The SPDC has invited Henry Cisneros, the former HUD Secretary, to give a lecture open to the public at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. For those unable to attend in person, this event will be live streamed via Zoom.

Photo of recent Urban & Regional Planning (URP) alumnus Griffin Graham.

Urban & Regional Planning alumnus Griffin Graham receives 2017 AICP Outstanding Student Award

Published on September 28, 2017

Recent Urban & Regional Planning (URP) alumnus Griffin Graham was awarded the 2017 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Outstanding Student Award for his dedication to the field of planning as an undergraduate student.

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