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The Merritt C. Becker, Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (UNOTI) focuses on the role of transportation in creating a sustainable, livable and resilient future. Faculty and staff associated with the Institute are recognized for their expertise in:

  • Transportation Policy for Sustainability, Livability, Resiliency and Disaster Recovery
  • Maritime and Port Planning
  • Evacuation Planning for Carless and Vulnerable Populations
  • Transit and Streetcars
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning and Safety
  • Transit Oriented Development

UNOTI combines applied research, outreach and education to impact positively the transportation field from the local to the international spheres. The work done at the Institute continues to be integral in the post-Katrina recovery of New Orleans, and vital to the overall sustainability and economic competitiveness of the nation.

UNOTI Welcome Video from John Renne on Vimeo.


Nov 17
RT @UNOUrban: @UofNO Profs Marla Nelson & @jlrenne present @AMJPublicHealth session @PublicHealth national conference on past decade recove…
Nov 14
Peter Bennett and Vivek Shah win the @RideNewOrleans volunteers of the year award.
Nov 05
Upcoming lunchtime talk with Dr. Kate Lowe, Nov. 14th! Hope to see you there!
Oct 30
Only a few spots remaining to participate in the upcoming Louisiana Walk and Bike Summit. Register today to join us!
Oct 19
RT @UNOUrban: @UofNO @jlrenne speaking to #California leaders @UCLA @UCLALewisCenter #resilient #cities conference re decade lessons #Hurri