Mark Wilson is a professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University., His research and teaching interests address urban planning, mega-events, and autonomous technologies. 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.

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