How to Connect with SPDC This Spring
During Spring Semester 2021, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic the faculty and staff of the School of Planning, Design and Construction will largely be working remotely, aside from limited in-person courses and some essential tasks that must take place on campus.
The best way to reach faculty and staff is via email, so check out our Faculty and Staff directories. You may also leave a phone message at our Main Office and Student Services Office, and one of our staff will get back with you as soon as possible.
Main SPDC Office: 517-432-0704.
Student Services: 517-353-9054.
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.
Noah Durst, assistant professor in the Urban and Regional Planning program, receives NSF grant to map informal and alternative housing in the U.S.
Published on July 16, 2021
SPDC faculty proposal “Mapping Informal and Alternative Housing in the United States: A Big Data Approach for Examining Spatial Inequality” was selected to receive a NSF grant of $359,208
Published on July 15, 2021
SPDC’s Linda Nubani designed and hosted the first-ever virtual reality platform for her interior design senior student capstone presentations, a pandemic-inspired innovation that reached an international audience.
MSU receives funds from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme to conduct eMOTIONAL Cities research
Published on July 14, 2021
SPDC faculty leads effort on a project to improve health and well-being through the design of urban spaces, with a team of four MSU faculty representing the U.S. component of an international consortium
Published on July 8, 2021
Jun-Hyun Kim, associate professor and program director of the LA Program and the MED Program in SPDC was recently awarded three honors from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architects (CELA)
MSU’s Michigan Water School receives $100K grant from Erb Family Foundation to partner with the National Charrette Institute
Published on June 24, 2021
Water School helps local and state officials and others increase their knowledge about water management and gain access to tools and resources to help impact their local economy.
In the News
Published on July 15, 2021 by WalletHub
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Published on May 19, 2021 by NPR
Anger in Tokyo over the Summer Olympics is just the latest example of how unpopular hosting the games has become
Published on May 17, 2021 by The Conversation
Published on May 10, 2021 by College of Social Science
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Published on April 8, 2021 by MSUToday
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