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.
Published on May 11, 2021
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recognizes diversity, equity and inclusion efforts by departments and units during the 2019-2020 academic year through a new badge ranking.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources extends special recognitions for diversity, equity and inclusion
Published on May 5, 2021
Faculty and staff receive honors for their outstanding efforts supporting the CANR community.
Published on May 3, 2021
CANR Outstanding Student Leadership awardee, Ashley Prince, talks to undergrads about resilience, empowerment and growth to help change the world for the better.
Published on April 23, 2021
Linda Nubani, assistant professor of interior design, held a lecture inside an immersive VR environment with her IDES 892: Research Fundamentals in Environment Design students. Virtual Reality was one of the research tactics taught in her course.
Published on April 15, 2021
Whether it be siting dog parks, creating urban farming zones, or planning for the public health, Planning Matters in how human and nonhuman animals share cities.
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