URP News

  • Planning for pangolins and pandemics

    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.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Ward

    Published on February 26, 2021
    Alumna Stephanie Ward shares aspects of her career after graduating from MSU with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: Suzanne Schulz

    Published on February 26, 2021
    Alumna Suzanne Schulz shares aspects of her career after graduating from MSU with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: John Said

    Published on February 26, 2021
    Alumnus John Said shares aspects of his career after graduating from MSU with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Eubanks

    Published on February 25, 2021
    Alumna Sarah Eubanks shares aspects of her career after graduating from MSU with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: Lina Chapman

    Published on February 25, 2021
    Alumna Lina Chapman shares aspects of her career after graduating from MSU with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

  • Rethinking access to food: Lessons learned during a pandemic

    Published on February 24, 2021
    A list of five ways the pandemic has shifted the way we access/purchase food products.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: Allan Hodges

    Published on February 19, 2021
    Alumnus Allan Hodges discusses aspects of his career after graduating from MSU with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: Brian McGrain

    Published on February 19, 2021
    Alumnus Brian McGrain discusses aspects of his career after graduating from MSU with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: Cal Colpai

    Published on February 19, 2021
    Alumnus Cal Colpai discusses aspects of his career after graduating from MSU with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: Holly Madill

    Published on February 19, 2021
    Alumna Holly Madill shares aspects of her perspective of what the future holds for the planning profession.

  • URP Alumni Spotlight: Griffin Graham

    Published on February 19, 2021
    Alumnus Griffin Graham shares aspects of his career after graduating from MSU with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

  • How the pandemic has made SPDC stronger

    Published on December 11, 2020
    SPDC Director Ming-Han Li shares in his annual school update message, "This has been a year that no one could have anticipated or prepared for! The world has been facing unprecedented, tumultuous challenges from the novel coronavirus pandemic since March."

  • Is planning relevant?

    Published on October 30, 2020
    A list of five lessons about design and planning of the built environment for issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Working from Home

    Published on October 7, 2020
    A list of five lessons about working from home and the potential implications for land use and urban planning.

  • SPDC announces virtual Lecture Series for 2020-2021

    Published on September 4, 2020
    We are pleased to announce our 2nd annual SPDC Lecture Series for 2020-2021. These events will take place virtually due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • 5 ways planning remains relevant during COVID-19

    Published on July 17, 2020
    A list of 5 ways that urban and regional planning are relevant during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • SPDC Opposes SEVP’s Modifications

    Published on July 10, 2020
    On behalf of the School of Planning, Design and Construction, we strongly oppose the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s (SEVP) modifications to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during the fall 2020 semester.

  • MSU to establish Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Site in sociomobility

    Published on July 8, 2020
    Michigan State University will provide opportunities for a diverse group of talented undergraduate students from across the United States to engage in a wide range of research studies related to “sociomobility” as part of a recently funded grant.

  • SPDC degree programs receive STEM designation

    Published on May 8, 2020
    Three SPDC degree programs in landscape architecture and urban and regional planning have received STEM designation.