Igor Vojnovic

  • Professor of Geography

  • Email: vojnovic@msu.edu
  • Telephone: 517-355-7718
  • Geography Building
    673 Auditorium Rd, Room 127
    East Lansing, MI 48824


Dr. Vojnovic graduated from University of Toronto (MScPl, PhD) specializing in infrastructure subsidies, infrastructure investment, and resulting impacts on urban form. In addition to his appointment in Geography, Dr. Vojnovic is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Planning, Design and Construction and he is also affiliated with the Global Urban Studies Program. Before coming to MSU, he taught in departments of Public Policy, Urban Planning, Urban Design, and Geography at University of Toronto, Syracuse University, Dalhousie University, and Texas A&M University. Dr. Vojnovic has also worked in government and in private consulting as an urban policy researcher and analyst.

Research Interests:

One of Dr. Vojnovic’s main areas of research interest focuses on urban development and redevelopment processes, involving a range of issues, including infrastructure investment, urban design, and the economic and environmental impacts of urban form. This research involves both suburbanization and inner-city redevelopment processes within a number of North American urban contexts, including mid-sized cities (such as Halifax, Abbotsford, and Lansing) and large urban centers (such as Toronto, Houston, and Detroit). Dr. Vojnovic also studies urban and regional governance strategies within both Canadian and U.S. contexts, including local taxation, service delivery, and municipal restructuring (such as municipal consolidation and service downloading). This research has been published in journals such as Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Urban Geography, Journal of Urban Affairs, Geografiska Annaler, GeoJournal, and Environmental Conservation.

For more of Dr. Vojnovic’s research interests, see links below:

NSF Human Social Dynamics Grant
A press release and a series of links with debates on taxes and social service expenditures