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Dr. John Renne - Curriculum Vitae

Dr. John Renne

Dr. John Renne
John L. Renne is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the University of New Orleans Transportation Center in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of New Orleans. He has expertise in the areas of transportation and land use planning, particularly in transit-oriented development (TOD). With a background in urban design, economic development, and real estate development. Dr. Renne has particular expertise with planning for public transportation, walking, and bicycling environments. He has experience with community facilitation on planning projects and he has worked as a land use and transportation planner with local and state governments. Dr. Renne served as a principal investigator on a transit-oriented development study with the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and the State of Western Australia 's Department for Planning and Infrastructure. He has published articles in journals such as Transportation Quarterly, World Transport Policy & Practice, Journal of Urban Health, Journal of Public Transportation, Urban Design International, and Transportation. Dr. Renne has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado and his doctorate is from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He has also completed the core curriculum of a Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance from New York University. In 2004 – 2005, he worked as a Visiting Research Associate for the Planning and Transport Research Centre of Western Australia and as an Associate Director for the EG Property Group.

CONTACT INFORMATION
308 Mathematics Building
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
Ph: 504-280-6592
Fax: 504-280-6272

   

 

EDUCATION
Rutgers University , New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 2005
PhD in Urban Planning and Policy Development
Major Fields: Transportation and Land Use Planning

New York University
Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Investment, Completed Core Curriculum

University of Colorado at Denver, December 2000
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (Valedictorian))
Concentration: Economic Development

University of Colorado at Boulder, May 1999
Bachelor of Environmental Design (with Honors)
Major: Urban Planning and Design
Minor: Economics

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
College of Urban and Public Affairs, August 2005 –
University of New Orleans Transportation Center
University of New Orleans, Louisiana

Assistant Professor and Associate Director

Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and sponsored research.

Planning and Transport Research Centre, August 2004 – July 2005
Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
Visiting Research Associate

Led a project for the State of Western Australia's Department for Planning and Infrastructure's TOD Committee to assess and develop transit oriented development policies.

EG Property Group, August 2004 – July 2005
Perth, Western Australia
Associate Director

Assisted the fund with TOD property acquisition and analysis.

Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, September 2001 - July 2004
Formerly Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute, Rutgers University , New Brunswick, NJ
Project Manager (May 2002 - Present)
Graduate Assistant (September 2001 - May 2002)

Served as co-principal investigator on two major transit oriented development projects including one funded by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) to develop a strategy to measure success of TOD. Also conducted an evaluation funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation that investigated the impacts of the New Jersey Transit Village Initiative. This project analyzed the success of the program and the outcomes of Transit Villages in New Jersey. Also worked on a study to evaluate the public health of transit users in New Jersey in conjunction with the CDC and the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfield Redevelopment

Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, January 2001 - July 2001
Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
Visiting Scholar

Responsibilities included teaching, research, and government consulting including project management. Served as principal investigator to determine the potential for transit-oriented development's land use and economic impacts along a new rail corridor. Conducted a commercial center comparison study and also served as a co-investigator for an urban design comparison study

Charlier Associates, Inc., May 1998 - August 2000
Land Use and Transportation Planner (June 1999 - August 2000)
Intern (May 1998 - May 1999)

Worked on over 30 projects for local and state government in the areas of transportation policy and funding, multimodal system planning, transit-oriented design, bicycle and pedestrian planning, bus system planning, parking management and transportation demand management strategies, innovative transit system development concepts and transit development plans

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

John Renne and Jan Wells. "Transit-Oriented Development: Developing a Strategy to Measure Success," Research Results Digest 295, Washington D.C.: National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2005.

John Renne. Transit-Oriented Development in Western Australia: Attitudes, Obstacles, and Opportunities, Prepared for the Western Australia Department for Planning and Infrastructure: Planning and Transport Research Centre, Murdoch University, 2005.

Sergio Porta and John Renne. "Linking Urban Design to Sustainability: Formal Indicators of Social Urban Sustainability, Field Research in Perth, Western Australia," Urban Design International, Vol. 10, pp. 51-64, April 2005 .

John Renne and Jan Wells. "Emerging European-Style Planning in the USA: Transit-Oriented Development," World Transport Policy & Practice , Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 12-24, 2004.

John Renne and Peter Newman. "Facilitating the Financing and Development of 'Smart Growth,'" Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 23-32, 2002.

Jan Wells and John Renne. Transit Villages in New Jersey: Implementation of the Assessment Tool. Prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation: Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 2004.

John Renne and Jan Wells. Transit Villages in New Jersey: Public Opinion and Attitudes. Prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation: Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 2003.

Jan Wells and John Renne. Transit Villages in New Jersey: Recommendations and Assessment for Accountability. Prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation: Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 2003.

Jan Wells and John Renne. Transit Villages in New Jersey: Success Factors, Obstacles, and Recommendations. Prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation: Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 2003.

Jan Wells and John Renne. Demographics of the New Jersey Transit Villages. Prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation: Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 2003.

John Renne and Jan Wells. State of the Literature: Transit-Oriented Development. Prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation: Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 2002.

   
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