Mark Wilson

Mark  Wilson
  • Professor
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • PhD and AM, Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • BComm and MComm, Economics, University of Melbourne
  • 552 W. Circle Drive, Room 113
  • Human Ecology Building
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517.353.9056


School of Planning Design and Construction

Autonomous Futures Initiative

Current Research

Research and teaching interests address urban planning, disruptive technologies, mega-events, and economic development. 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 role of innovation, knowledge and information technology in urban development.


  • Urban planning
  • Technology planning and change management
  • Economic and community development
  • Planning and managing industrial parks