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.

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 planners use mega events like the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cups, and World Expositions to transform cities.

Research Interests

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.


Dr. Eva Kassens-Noor

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Associate Professor

School of Planning Design and Construction

Global Urban Studies Program
Adjunct Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Michigan State University

201E Human Ecology

552 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48823