My research work centers around resilience, sustainability and large scale urban planning projects that are triggered by global forces. Most of my work focuses on how mega events like the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cups, and World Expositions transform urban space.
Urban and Transportation Planning for Mega Events
Urban Planning and Policy during Rapid Urban Change Processes through Extreme Events, including Disaster Prevention and Recovery, Pandemic Emergency Preparedness and Evacuations.
I am an Associate Professor of Urban and Transport Planning in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction (SPDC - please consider joining URP) at Michigan State University. I hold a joint appointment with the Global Urban Studies Program (GUSP - please consider joining our program) and am an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences.
I am currently on sabbatical (2015/2016) as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.