Professor and Program Director, Urban & Regional Planning, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University

Mark Wilson is a professor and program director of Urban & Regional Planning in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University., His research and teaching interests address urban planning, technology, mega events and public policy. Current projects include the urban implications of autonomous technologies; planning for industrial parks in Africa and the Middle East; mega-event planning for world’s fairs and Olympics; and the use of social media and big data as a research tool for understanding public attitudes towards cities, events and technological change. He has undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of Melbourne, and an AM and PhD in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor and Program Director, Urban & Regional Planning, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University