SPDC In Support of Our Communities
SPDC echoes the messages from both President Stanley’s and Provost Woodruff’s statements about the impacts from the verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. Although the verdict brings in some justice and relief, it is difficult to imagine or measure how our African American and other communities of color are affected.
As we ponder the meaning of the murder of George Floyd, the trial, and the verdict, the Provost reminded us of the final push near the end of the semester and that this time could be particularly hard on our students.
For SPDC students, there are several CAPS listening space events from today through April 29. For faculty and staff, the Employee Assistance Program provides counseling and services. If you have concerns/suggestions, or need to talk to someone, please reach out to me, your mentor, or your program director.
SPDC Response to Novel Coronavirus
In this uncertain time we find ourselves in with the novel coronavirus pandemic, we as the School of Planning, Design and Construction, are committed to supporting and helping our students, staff and faculty as they navigate the challenges with moving from an in-person to a virtual learning and working environment.
This unprecedented situation has tested the resilience of all of us at SPDC. We are proud of our students, staff and faculty for making this transition and staying #SpartanStrong. Our student’s success is first and foremost of importance to us, and we want them to know that “You Belong Here. Still!”
Spartans Built to Lead
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.
- Center for Community & Economic Development.
- Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
- Department of Community Sustainability.
- Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences.
- Environmental Science & Policy Program.
- Global Urban Studies Program.
- MSU Extension.
Published on October 25, 2021
Design and Build Award acknowledges university, project team for creating the state’s first mass timber building
New endowment to educate students studying the built environment in the practice of feng shui and other cultures
Published on October 21, 2021
Alexander and Pauline Ho have established a new endowment for students enrolled in the School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) to learn about the built environment in other cultures including the classical feng shui philosophy.
The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction is hosting the next Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) certificate program December 14-16, 2021 via Zoom.
Published on October 20, 2021
This program is coordinated by Linda Nubani, assistant professor of interior design.
Deyanira Nevárez Martínez, from URP, receives Emerging Poverty Scholar Fellowship from the Institute of Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Published on October 19, 2021
This fellowship provides support for the career development and success of promising emerging poverty scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Published on October 13, 2021
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