Posted on May 16, 2017 3:00pm
The National Charrette Institute (NCI) at Michigan State University has launched an online opportunity for its popular NCI Charrette System certificate training program. As the charrette process becomes more popular across the country, community and planning professionals are increasingly looking for options outside of classroom trainings, which they can now access online at their own place and on their own time
“This online training represents the cumulative learning from 15 years of classroom experience. We put everything into making sure this course represents the best NCI can offer,” said Bill Lennertz, founder of NCI.
Posted on May 12, 2017 9:51am
The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) is pleased to announce that 12 students have been awarded the Peter and Linda Riguardi Travel Fellowship. This exciting new opportunity is made possible by a gift recently made to Michigan State University by Peter and Linda Riguardi, which enables SPDC students to gain firsthand knowledge of major urban planning development projects through site visits around the world.
Posted on May 9, 2017 1:58pm
The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction held its 11th Industry Seminar Series event on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017, in East Lansing. Featured speaker was 1973 construction management alumnus Alan Scott, president and owner of Alan F Scott (AFS), Inc., and former co-founder and managing member of The NRP Group LLC. He presented on the “Challenges and Opportunities ahead for Single-Family and Multi-Family Builders.”
Posted on May 9, 2017 12:04pm
In 2015, the MSU Urban & Regional Planning Program received funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Passenger Transportation for a study on “Measuring Customer Satisfaction and Identifying Trip Purpose. . .” MSU will design, implement, collect and evaluate data across 78 Michigan transit agencies (over a three-year period) under guidance from Associate Professor Eva Kassens-Noor and Assistant Professor Zeenat Kotval-Karamchandani.
Posted on May 9, 2017 11:11am
In January 2015, the Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) received three years of funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to study “Urbanization and Sustainability Under Global Change and Transitional Economies: Synthesis from Southeast, East and North Asia (SENA).” The study will conclude in 2018. . . Urban & Regional Planning Program’s Associate Professor Peilei Fan, from the School of Planning, Design and Construction and CGCEO, leads the project with Jiquan Chen, professor from the CGCEO and the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences (GEO). Zutao Yang, GEO postdoctoral research associate, is also part of the team.
Posted on May 2, 2017 4:36pm
The MSU Land Policy Institute (LPI) is pleased to welcome Mimi Gong to the team. She is an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellow working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The ORISE’s mission is to help federal agencies find young, promising scientists and engineers ready to expand their practical knowledge to tackle science and technology challenges of tomorrow. Gong is based at the LPI Center for Economic and Spatial Analysis for Planning and Management in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, as the School already houses a multi-year project with the USACE.
Posted on April 27, 2017 2:47pm
Peilei Fan, associate professor of urban and regional planning in both the School of Planning, Design and Construction and MSU’s Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, has been named a Fulbright Scholar.
Posted on April 19, 2017 3:59pm
Dong Zhao is an assistant professor of construction management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction. He specializes in energy efficiency and risk mitigation in the built environment systems.
Posted on April 6, 2017 11:02am
There may be potential for establishing a “deconstruction economy” in West Michigan that collects and repurposes waste generated by more than 250,000 abandoned structures in the Great Lakes region.
According to a study conducted by the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development, in partnership with the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, structural abandonment and blight create economic hardships on already distressed Midwest regions and subject residents to potentially significant health and safety hazards…
...“Vacant, deserted property presents communities with a clear health and safety hazard,” said Rex LaMore, director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development [and Urban & Regional Planning faculty member at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction]. “Repurposing the materials salvaged from these properties can reduce the negative effects of abandonment and create jobs in the local community.”
Posted on April 6, 2017 10:51am
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Michigan State University Interior Design Student Organization hosted a full-day charrette on campus for interior design students from MSU, Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University and Adrian College.