As part of a study on South Florida Transit-Oriented Development (SFTOD), CUES prepared two reports for the South Florida Regional Planning Council in partnership with the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (operating Tri-Rail). Funding was awarded for SFTOD through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA’s) Transit Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program.
Business Plan for a South Florida Transit-Oriented Development Fund:
Potential for Infill Development along the Tri-Rail Coastal Link Corridor.
For more information, please contact Dr. John Renne.
South Florida Transit-Oriented Development:
Evaluation of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Potential Tri-Rail Coastal Link Station Areas
For more information, please contact Dr. Fred Bloetscher.
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invited Dr. John Renne to serve as a representative of ULI Florida on the FL Transportation Plan-Strategic Intermodal System (FTP-SIS) Steering Committee.
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
The City of West Palm Beach joins CUES for the FAU Partnership for Sustainable Communities pilot program. Read more
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
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
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
John L. Renne, PhD, has joined the Broward County Transit (BCT), Transit Development Plan (TDP), Advisory Review Committee, serving as the Chair of the Committee. Read more
Dr. John Renne will join the convening of the Transportation Research Board’s Expert Panel Workshop for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 08-117 – Impact of Transformational Technologies on Land Use and Transportation on August 16, 2018 at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, Irvine, California.