The Michigan State University School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) will host the Built Environment Showcase – Today and Tomorrow (BESTT) Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Huntington Club in the Spartan Stadium.
The event will bring together the industries and professions that create the Built Environment to showcase the impact of the Built Environment sector on Michigan and the U.S. economies, create opportunity for interaction between Built Environment creators and explore new public/private partnerships.
The Built Environment provides the setting for human activity, including buildings, parks, green space, neighborhoods, cities and supporting infrastructure, created through planning, design, construction, real estate, redevelopment, maintenance and energy.
MSU’s role as the “Pioneer Land Grant-University” positions us to facilitate conversations between the different aspects of this industry and to help act as a catalyst in the creation of new public/private partnerships that have the potential to increase economic growth and development statewide.
The event includes an exhibitor showcase of various Michigan-based Built Environment companies, firms and organizations and features key leaders from the Built Environment sectors, state government and state agencies, and academia. Among the speakers are director of the State of the State Survey and MSU professor of economics Charles Ballard; MSU professor, director of the SPDC and interim director of the MSU Land Policy Institute Scott Witter; and senior associate director of the MSU Land Policy Institute and director of the MSU Planning and Zoning Center Mark Wyckoff. View the list of speakers here.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by Oct. 17. Register here.