The State of Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida is the subject of a new report prepared by FAU’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions. Read more
Elsevier announces the formation of a new section of the international journal Transportation Research D focusing on Disasters and Resilience. This section will be edited by Karl Kim (University of Hawaii), John Renne (Florida Atlantic University) and Brian Wolshon (Louisiana State University).
This section of Transportation Research D will build on the special capabilities and interests of transportation researchers, coming from multiple disciplines, worldwide, to address the critical ways in which transportation science and the supporting theories, methods, and tools can be applied to increase societal resilience against all hazards, both natural and man-made. In addition to the wide range of natural hazards including both geo-physical and hydro-meteorological, the section will also cover industrial accidents, cascading events (where one hazard such as an earthquake can trigger a release of toxins and harmful substances into the environment), and intentional acts of sabotage or terrorism. In each of these disasters and emergencies, transportation plays a significant role. Core concepts such as travel demand modeling, rare event forecasting, activity-based analyses, system performance monitoring, optimization across time and space, mode choice, network analysis, geospatial modeling, and many other methods are appropriate topics for this section.
Interested authors are encouraged to contact section editors or submit manuscripts through EVISE: https://www.evise.com/profile/#/TRD/login
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
Dr. John L. Renne is featured NPR’s Here and Now on 12/7/17 talking about Brightline, the private high-speed rail project delivering service to South Florida–which relates to his research into rail and economic development. Listen to the interview
When to shelter vs. evacuate and how–CUES Director John L. Renne shares his research on surviving an emergency with The Week https://buff.ly/2iygyTc
Florida Weekly’s Special Report on Planning in Florida featured input from two researchers at FAU’s School of Urban & Regional Planning. Read SURP Director Steven Bourassa’s thoughts on integrating land use and transportation regionally and CUES Director John Renne’s comments on transportation and growth.
As reported in The Guardian, the US spends twice as much on a tax break for the rich as on rent for the poorest. Dr. Steven Bourassa comments on the fact that the US spent $60bn in 2015 on the mortgage interest deduction for wealthy homeowners – while just a quarter of those needing housing assistance receive it. Read the article
CUES Director John L. Renne was quoted in an article about All Aboard Florida’s Brightline high-speed rail transportation between West Palm Beach and Miami. Read the article
On NPR’s All Things Considered, host Robert Siegel interviewed CUES Director Dr. John Renne on the topic Florida Prepares To Evacuate Residents Ahead Of Hurricane Irma.