media | Zachary Neal



This page contains links to selected stories about my research, recordings of public talks, etc.

Media inquiries should be directed to me at 517-432-1811 or zpneal@msu.edu, or to Kristen Parker, MSU Media Communications Manager at 517-353-8942 or kristen.parker@cabs.msu.edu.


Public Talks –

The Future of Urban Networks

Workshop on Leveraging Advanced in Social Network Thinking for National Security

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, October 2017, Washington DC

Are Diverse Communities Possible

Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, May 2013, London


Video Research Summaries –

Overview of the MiSPI In the United Kingdom Project, 2018


Findings from the Michigan School Program Information (MiSPI) Project, 2017


Overview of the Michigan School Program Information (MiSPI) Project, 2016


Radio Interviews –

Gentrification and neighborhood change
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU (Washington DC NPR affiliate; February 10, 2014)

MSU study asks if diverse and cohesive communities are possible
Mark Bashore, Current State on WKAR (November 21, 2013)

Public schools and their benefit to the whole community
WQHH Power Perspectives (March 4, 2012)

The number of business travelers to a city is a trigger for job growth
Mark Bashore, WKAR (East Lansing NPR affiliate; February 1, 2011)


Print and Web Media –

The missing link between diversity and community

Richard Florida, Citylab (November 4, 2015)

Zachary Neal talks urban network research and elements that shape connected cities

Joyce Brown, 7Q Interviews (October, 10, 2015)

Can a diverse community be a cohesive one?

Elizabeth Lefebvre, U. S. Catholic (November, 21, 2013)

The paradox of diverse communities

Richard Florida, Citylab (November 19, 2013)

Are diverse, friendly neighborhoods possible?

Sarah Cwiek, Michigan Radio NPR (November 19, 2013)

State gives money for consolidation efforts: MSU study shows the important role of good schools to neighborhoods

William F. Ast III, Herald-Palladium (February 17, 2013)

Communities aren't just places, they're social networks

Richard Florida, Citylab (October 25, 2012)

Public schools good for people without kids, too

Emily Badge, Pacific Standard (February 22, 2012)

How to create more jobs: A new study weighs in

Jessica Stillman, CBS MoneyWatch (January 26, 2011)

For vibrant economy, transportation networks matter more than city size

Christina Sherwood, ZDNet (September 21, 2010)


Blog Posts –

Measuring research use and the promise of big data

William T. Grant Foundation Blog (May 30, 2018)

What makes a broker a broker?

William T. Grant Foundation Blog (April 10, 2017)

How much would London benefit from a Heathrow expansion?

Brookings Institution Blog (December 10, 2015)

We created a map of Reddit...

Reddit Science AMA (October 6, 2015)

Mixing business and pleasure: The problem with city travel rankings

Brookings Institution Blog (June 29, 2015)

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