I am an Associate Professor of Urban and Transport Planning in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction (SPDC - URP) at Michigan State University. I hold a joint appointment with the Global Urban Studies Program (GUSP) and am an Adjunct Associate Professor position in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences.


I research extreme events, e.g. sporting mega-events, pandemics, hurricanes etc., to increase resilience against them and leverage planning to create livable cities. Most of my work to date analyzes how planners use the Olympic Games  to transform cities. Most recently, I started working on the transformation of society towards Autonomous Futures. I analyze people's perceptions about autonomous vehicles and their potential to change the way we move.


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

Citation Profile 

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