From WPTV-News Channel 5:
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Florida Atlantic University wants to make it easier for students to get to and from campus. FAU was awarded a $375,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to collaborate with Broward College, Palm Beach State College, and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. Dr. Louis Merlin said FAU will start a two-year study this summer with 6,000 students working with a new app, which hasn’t been created yet. The app will show students transportation options like bus routes, Uber rides, and potentially new ideas like bike sharing.
“A single app that provides the full range of transportation services including the booking and payment,” said Dr. Merlin.
Students will provide feedback to help with new ideas or changes to existing services.
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Dr. John Renne recently appeared on West Palm Beach news station WPTV to discuss sea-level rise predictions for the local Palm Beach County area with journalist Michael Williams.
Check out both news segments below.
In an article by David Wilkening titled, “The Branson Effect, Train-Style–Could Florida’s future commercial growth emulate Europe’s with a new rail system?” John L. Renne, Director and Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Florida Atlantic University and a Mobility Chair at the Urban Land Institute, tells GlobeSt.com:
“The recently opened Brightline in Miami is unique to the United States as it creates an experience only offered in places like Europe and Asia. Similar to these other cities, the Brightline is already proving to be a catalyst for urban infill projects in Downtown Miami that will reshape the city into a more walkable hub for the creative economy of the 21st Century.”
Curbed Los Angeles quotes Dr. John L. Renne in their article What’s the best way to evacuate Los Angeles? In reference to our auto-dependency, Renne observed that “Evacuations in some ways point out the major flaws in the system that we have on a day-to-day basis.” The article examines how the demographics of fire victims, including the elderly and carless populations, mirrors that of other disasters. Read the article
John L. Renne, associate professor and director of CUES, was featured in an interview about his research focusing on planning for natural disasters and the needs of carless residents. Read the interview in TransfersMagazine.org
CUES Professional Affiliate Josh Sawislak, AICP, was quoted in an article “Charleston-area cities confront flooding in different ways. That’s making it worse.” by Abigail Darlington in the Post and Courier. Read more
by Josh Sawislak, CUES Professional Affiliate
via C2ES – the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Both climate mitigation and climate adaptation (resilience) must be achieved for all of us to prosper and for many of us to just survive.
In the 2004 Sci-Fi disaster film The Day After Tomorrow, anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change triggers a global catastrophe whose scale and speed reflect Hollywood’s desire for a good show a little more than the scientific goal of accuracy. Read more
An article that was published on September 14, 2018 in Wired, “WHEN IT’S TIME TO EVACUATE, CITIES STRUGGLE TO HELP THOSE WHO CAN’T DRIVE,” features Dr. John L. Renne’s research on evacuating vulnerable populations and provides a link to a recent paper he published. Read more
In his interview with the Biscayne Times, CUES Director John Renne commented on the impact of Brightline for commuters. “It’s going to be a game-changer for people who want to go back and forth between the downtown areas,” he said. Read the article
Dr. John L. Renne is featured in Curbed as quoted on NPR’s Here and Now, talking about Brightline, the private high-speed rail project delivering service to South Florida–which relates to his research into transit-oriented development. Read the article