I am an Assistant 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 Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography.

I am currently on sabbatical (2015/2016).
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.

Research Interests

Urban and Transportation Planning for Mega Events

Urban Planning and Policy during Rapid Urban Change Processes, Extreme Events, Disaster Prevention and Recovery, Emergency Preparedness.


Dr. Eva Kassens-Noor


Assistant Professor

School of Planning Design and Construction

Global Urban Studies Program
Adjunct Geography

Michigan State University

201E Human Ecology

552 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48823