SURP Graduate Student Amir Koleini and Outreach Coordinator Serena Hoermann presented research by Professor John L. Renne, PhD, AICP at Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 9th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action on November, 5-6, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Read more
On Monday, October 21, 2019, CUES Professional Affiliate Josh Sawislak, AICP, presented to the Florida Mayors Summit on Flood and Sea Level Rise in Washington, DC. Read more
Dr. John Renne, AICP, presented a research poster Evacuating Carless and Vulnerable Populations: How prepared are Florida Counties? at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference in Greenville, SC on October 24-27, 2019. The interactive poster highlighted Dr. Renne’s research with doctoral student Andrea Ramos, which examined levels of preparedness for evacuating, for example, people with special needs and people with pets.
A study released by Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) found that the vast majority of counties in the Florida Panhandle were less prepared for emergency evacuation compared to the rest of the state. Read more
Join us for a fascinating presentation and discussion with Josh Sawislak, AICP, an internationally recognized expert on climate and disaster resilience and sustainable development on October 23 in Fort Lauderdale. 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
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
Lecture and book signing at the Palm Beach Book Store on November 16, 2017 – 5:30-7:00 pm
Palm Beach Book Store
215 Royal Poinciana Way
Palm Beach, FL 33480
On April 25-26, the cities of Hollywood and West Palm Beach participated in the inaugural FAU Incubator for Sustainable & Resilient Communities to address concerns about flooding and aging infrastructure, connectivity and economic development. The FAU Incubator offers leadership and expertise based on best practices and provides guidance on developing implementable plans and policies. Watch the 2-minute video above.
2017 FAU Incubator Participants
|"The 2017 Florida Atlantic University Incubator for Sustainable and Resilient Communities allowed us to focus in on one neighborhood on the front lines of sea level rise and develop ideas that do so much more than simply solve a problem. The suggestions resulting from the incubator not only will help alleviate the burden of flooding but they do so while at the same time addressing other areas that are important for a sustainable and resilient community. The solutions enhance the natural environment and environmental quality, incorporate mobility, increase economic opportunity, and create value that will benefit the entire City, not just the neighborhood in question." -- Read the full text: Mayor Levy's letter to FAU||Mayor Josh Levy|
|"Florida Atlantic University’s 2017 Incubator for Sustainable and Resilient Communities addressed two examples of the new normal facing cities in South Florida. First, a city must grow all segments of its community in new ways that create equitable opportunities for not only existing industries but also residents. An Innovation Hub is one way to address that need. Second is Climate Change...Communities, specifically those on the coast, are considering all strategies for handling sea level rise and other climate related challenges. Cities are leading the way in to a sustainable and resilient future."-- Read the full text: Mayor Muoio's letter to FAU||Mayor Jeri Muoio|
The FAU Incubator for Sustainable & Resilient Communities is a program that provides mayors and municipal leaders in South Florida the opportunity to draw upon experts for creative and attainable solutions to local problems. The process allows community leaders a safe space to hash out ideas with input from our team of experts, who assist with visioning creative solutions and identifying next steps in resolving issues.
At the end of the process, the mayor and key leaders depart with the group’s short and long-term recommended actions, strategies for accomplishing those actions, and a renewed sense of optimism for implementation in their community. FAU delivers a final report and can meet with the mayor and city leaders to discuss next steps towards implementation.
The School of Urban and Regional Planning is very pleased to welcome John Renne, Ph.D., AICP, who has been appointed Associate Professor. Read more