John Renne

RenneHeadshot2018John Renne, Ph.D


Dr. John L. Renne, AICP is the Director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) and an Associate Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University.  He is also an Honorary Visiting Research Associate at the University of Oxford. He is the past Director of the Merritt C. Becker, Jr. UNO Transportation Institute, Associate Provost and tenured faculty member in Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans. He has held positions in academia and in the real estate industry in the United States, Australia and United Kingdom.


 Dr. Renne’s research focuses on creating sustainable, resilient and  livable cities, with a focus on land development and transportation infrastructure. Dr. Renne is an author and editor of Transit-Oriented Development: Making It Happen (Ashgate, 2009), Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future (Island Press, 2013) and over 100 papers, book chapters and professional reports. He chairs the Transportation and Land Development Committee for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and serves on many committees and boards of nonprofits and professional associations.