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.”
The Netherlands has one of the most sustainable transportation systems in the world. This study tour showcases how the Dutch plan for walking, bicycling, automobiles and transit. Read more
The All Transit Performance Score is a comprehensive score that looks at connectivity, access to land area and jobs, frequency of service, and the percent of commuters who use transit to travel to work. It offers tremendous potential for planning applications to increase our understanding of the value of transit, as well as to enhance service and operations planning.
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, FAU’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES),
School of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and the MetroLAB Collaborative presented a lecture with Professor Emeritus Robert Cervero, University of California-Berkeley: Active and Smart Mobility: Can They Co-Exist?
During the lunchtime lecture, Cervero presented his research on autonomous vehicles’ impacts on walking and cycling, two of the greenest forms of mobility conferring meaningful public health benefits. His work shows that autonomous, connected vehicles and other smart technologies are poised to promote increased automobility, stretching out cityscapes and in doing, may make it more difficult to walk and cycle. This talk drew upon research in the US and abroad on factors influencing active mobility and suggested pathways for increasing non-motorized transport in an era of autonomous technologies and other potentially disruptive megatrends.