In an article titled, “The Branson Effect, Train-Style–Could Florida’s future commercial growth emulate Europe’s with a new rail system?” by David Wilkening, 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
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.
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.
On April 16, 2018 at the Port of Palm Beach, CUES hosted a discussion on the role of automated and connected vehicles in transportation Read more
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