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.
2019 Message from the Director: SPDC celebrates 15th anniversary
Published on December 13, 2019
The School of Planning, Design and Construction, a young school established in 2004, celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019.
Former American Greetings’ President and CEO John Beeder to speak at SPDC Industry Seminar Series in October
Published on August 23, 2019
Featured speaker John Beeder, retired president and CEO of American Greetings will present on “Accelerating Company Strategy with a Dynamic Built Environment.”
SPDC welcomes Teaching Specialist Barbara Andersen to the Urban & Regional Planning program
Published on August 16, 2019
Teaching Specialist Barbara Andersen will teach urban and regional planning courses, and some landscape architecture design studios.
MSU Urban & Regional Planning’s Peilei Fan receives Cross-disciplinary Faculty Research Award from the College of Social Science
Published on May 2, 2019
Peilei Fan, associate professor of urban & regional planning, was selected to receive the Cross-disciplinary Faculty Research Award from the MSU College of Social Science. She was recognized for the award on Wednesday, April 24 in the MSU Union Ballroom.
MSU Urban & Regional Planning Associate Professor Peilei Fan was selected for sixth cohort of Public Intellectuals Program
Published on March 28, 2019
Peilei Fan, an associate professor in the Urban & Regional Planning program at the SPDC, was selected by the National Committee on United States-China Relations as a member of the sixth cohort of its Public Intellectuals Program.
Urban & Regional Planning junior Najma Muhammad receives Network for Global Civic Engagement Fellowship
Published on February 20, 2019
Najma Muhammad, a junior majoring in urban and regional planning at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, received the Network for Global Civic Engagement Fellowship.
MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction hosts guest lecture by Jie Hu on sustainable development on Feb. 28
Published on February 11, 2019
The School of Planning, Design and Construction is pleased to welcome Jie Hu as a guest lecturer to Michigan State University on Feb. 28, 2019. He will present on Shan-shui City – Exploring Urban Development in China.
SPDC director's message 2019
Published on December 14, 2018
It is a great honor to write this year-end message as I complete my first year of administration at Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design and Construction. This year has been full of change and transformation for both SPDC and MSU.
MSU Urban & Regional Planning student receives 2018 Michigan Association of Planning Memorial Scholarship
Published on November 26, 2018
Najma Muhammad, a junior majoring in Urban & Regional Planning at the MSU School of Planning Design and Construction, received a 2018 Michigan Association of Planning Memorial Scholarship.
MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction participated in the Design & Build Day at Impression 5 Science Museum
Published on November 12, 2018
On Oct. 13, the SPDC participated in the Design & Build Day at Impression 5 Science Museum. This was the second year that HBA of Greater Lansing and Impression 5 organized this event, and this year, SPDC was one of the 11 participating facilitators.
MSU Urban & Regional Planning Practicum student team win the Planning Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of Planning
Published on October 4, 2018
An Urban & Regional Planning Practicum team of students received the Michigan Association of Planning “Planning Excellence Award” for their project Imagine Vine 2025: A neighborhood plan for Vine, Kalamazoo.
SPDC Students traveled to San Francisco in August on the 2018 Peter and Linda Riguardi Travel Fellowship
Published on October 2, 2018
In August, 12 MSU School of Planning, Design, and Construction students had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco, CA, on the 2018 Peter and Linda Riguardi Experiential Learning Travel Fellowship Program.
URP’s Rex LaMore receives Simmons Chivukula Award for Academic Leadership
Published on September 28, 2018
Rex LaMore, director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development, and Urban & Regional Planning Program faculty member, was recently honored with the inaugural Simmons Chivukula Award for Academic Leadership.
SPDC’s Dr. Kotval-K receives $106K grant from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to innovatively address factors influencing the health of older adults in Michigan
Published on June 5, 2018
SPDC along with the MSU College of Nursing receives funding from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the 500 Cities dataset and design innovative solutions to address social factors that influence health.
Workshop on Autonomous Vehicles in Society comes to MSU May 18-19
Published on April 11, 2018
It is co-sponsored by the MSU Center for Business and Social Analytics, in cooperation with the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, and the School of Planning, Design and Construction.
URP alumnus Joel Arnold discusses Mitchell Scholarship experience in Ireland
Published on March 26, 2018
Joel Arnold, an alumnus from the Urban & Regional Planning Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction, was one of the awardees of the prestigious Mitchell Scholarship in 2016.