Robert Goodspeed is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning. He earned a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.C.P. from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan.
His research investigates how new information technologies can be used to improve the planning process and planning outcomes. This includes examining the design and use of planning support systems, new participatory techniques such as crowdsourcing, and the development of sociotechnical infrastructures for planning.
Goodspeed, Robert. 2014. "Smart cities: moving beyond urban cybernetics to tackle wicked problems." Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. doi: 10.1093/cjres/rsu013.