Spotlight

  • Dr. John Renne featured in NewPublicHealth.org blog
    UNOTI Director Dr. John Renne has been featured in NewPublicHealth.org, a public health news and discussion forum from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that explores the intersection between transportation, health and quality of life. NewPublicHealth caught up with Dr. Renne at the American Public Transportation Association's annual meeting (held earlier this month in New Orleans), to discuss the economic impacts and other community benefits of continued investment in rail passenger transportation in the region.
  • New book addresses lessons learned from Katrina and Rita
    Six years after Hurricane Katrina and we've learned some lessons the hard way here in New Orleans. Now, all over the world people are using those lessons to better prepare themselves for natural disasters. And they can learn more from the new book, "Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the US Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita." Contributor and UNO Professor of Planning and Urban Studies, Doctor John Renne, talked to Eyewitness Morning News Monday about the book.
     

John L. Renne

John L. Renne, Ph.D., AICP

Associate Professor of Planning and Urban Studies;
Director, Merritt C. Becker Jr. UNO Transportation Institute
Director, Transportation Studies
Milneburg Hall, Room 378

Email: jrenne@uno.edu
Phone: 504-280-6592

Ph.D., Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University; Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado.
 
 

Dr. John L. Renne, AICP is an Associate Professor of Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans (UNO) and Director of the Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute. Dr. Renne is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). His research focuses on transportation and land use planning, including livable communities, sustainable transportation, and evacuation planning.

Dr. Renne is an author and editor of Transit-Oriented Development: Making It Happen (Ashgate, 2009). Since moving to New Orleans in August 2005, Dr. Renne has shown leadership in the city’s recovery. He serves on a number of local and national boards within the transportation and planning fields. Dr. Renne has convened several national conferences and workshops on issues related to transit-oriented development and livability, sustainable transportation, and evacuation planning. He is a founding host of the National Evacuation Conference and he chairs the City of New Orleans Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee.
 

ACTIVITIES
  • Organizing Committee, National Evacuation Conference, February 2012, http://www.nationalevacuationconference.org/
  • Chair, New Orleans Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Vulnerable Older Adults Preparedness Workgroup, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Chair, Research Committee, Transportation Planning Division, American Planning Association
  • Managing Director, The TOD Group: www.theTODgroup.com
  • Program Committee, Louisiana District Council, Urban Land Institute - Board, Metro Bicycle Coalition: www.mbcnola.org/
  • Transportation Research Board, National Academies, National Research Council
  • University of New Orleans Representative
  • Transportation and Land Development Committee, Secretary
  • Social and Economic Factors of Transportation Committee
  • Emergency Evacuation Subcommittee
Books Carey Curtis, John Renne and Luca Bertolini (Eds.) Transit Oriented Development: Making It Happen. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2009.

Book chapters

John Renne. “Evacuation Planning for Vulnerable Populations: Lessons from the New Orleans City Assisted Evacuation Plan,” Chapter 8 in Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita, Edited by Amy Liu, Roland Anglin, Richard Mizelle and Allison Plyer, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, pp. 120-130, 2011.

John Renne. “Measuring the Success of Transit Oriented Development,” Chapter 18 in Transit Oriented Development: Making It Happen, Edited by Carey Curtis, John Renne and Luca Bertolini, Surrey, UK: Ashgate: pp. 241-255, 2009.

Carey Curtis, Luca Bertolini, John Renne. “Introduction” and “Conclusions” Chapter 1 and Chapter 19 in Transit Oriented Development: Making It Happen, Edited by Carey Curtis, John Renne and Luca Bertolini, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, pp. 3-12 & 257-267, 2009.

John Renne. “Evaluating Transit-Oriented Development Using a Sustainability Framework: Lessons from Perth’s Network City,” in Planning Sustainable Communities: Diversity of Approaches and Implementation Challenges, edited by Sasha Tsenkova. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, pp. 115-148, 2009.   

John Renne. “Evacuation and Equity: A post-Katrina New Orleans diary,” in Overlooked America, Edited by the editors of Planning magazine, Chicago: Planners Press, (reprint of May 2006 article in Planning), pp. 165-168, 2008.

John Renne. “Measuring the Success of Transit-Oriented Development Using a Sustainability Framework:  TOD Outcome Analysis,” in Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design: Approaches to time, People and Place, edited by Kevin Thwaites, Sergio Porta, Ombretta Romice and Mark Greaves. Routledge, pp. 106-111, 2007.  

John Renne.  “Transit-Oriented Development: Measuring Benefits, Analyzing Trends, and Evaluating Policy in New Jersey,” in Reaction and Reform in New Jersey, edited by Michael Richards.  Trenton, New Jersey:  Hall Institute of Public Policy, pp. 97-133, 2007.


Journal articles (Peer Reviewed)

Pamela Jenkins, John Renne and John Kiefer. “Gender Differences in Self-Reported Evacuation Experiences: An Analysis of the City-Assisted Evacuation Program During Hurricane Gustav,” Women’s Issues in Transportation: Summary of the 4th International Conference, Volume 2: Technical Papers, Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board, pp. 127-134, 2011.

John Renne and Peter Bennett. “Giving Parks Back to People:  A Transportation Study of New Orleans City Park with Implications for Improving Public Health,” Local Environment. Vol. 15, No. 9 & 10, pp. 879-890, 2010.

John Renne, Thomas Sanchez, Pamela Jenkins and Robert Peterson. “Challenge of Evacuating the Carless in Five Major U.S. Cities: Identifying the Key Issues,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Vol. 2110, pp. 36 – 44, 2009.

John Renne.  “From Transit-Adjacent to Transit-Oriented Development,” Local Environment, Vol. 14. No. 1, pp. 1 – 15, 2009.

John Renne.  “Smart Growth and Transit-Oriented Development at the State Level:  Lessons from California, New Jersey, and Western Australia,” Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 77-108, 2008.

Michael Greenberg, John Renne, Robert Lane, Jeffrey Zupan. "Physical Activity and Use of Suburban Train Stations for Travel: An Exploratory Analysis," Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 89-116, 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, 2005.

John Pucher and John Renne. "Rural Mobility and Mode Choice:  Evidence from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey," Transportation, Vol. 32, pp. 165-186, 2005

Michael Greenberg and John Renne. "Where do Walkability and Bikeability Matter the Most? An Environmental Justice Interpretation of New Jersey Data," Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Vol. 82, No. 1, pp. 90-100, 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.


Refereed Monographs

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, pp. 1-31, 2005.



Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Clare Cahalan and John Renne.  “Safeguarding Independent Living:  The Role of Transportation Planning and Policy in Evacuating the Elderly and Disabled,” InTransition, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 7 – 12, 29 – 31, 2007.

John Pucher and John Renne. "Socioeconomics of Urban Travel: Evidence from the 2001 NHTS," Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 49-77, 2003.

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


Others - News Articles, Editorials, and Professional Blogs

John Renne. “Plenty of Pain in Recovery,” The Australian, January 21, 2011.  (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/plenty-of-pain-in-recovery/story-e6frg6zo-1225991932706)

John Renne. “The Transforming Power of Transit,” Planning, p. 61, January 2010.

John Renne. “The Double and Triple Whammy – Rising Fuel, Transit Reductions, and the Presidential Election,” Planetizen Interchange, May 21, 2008 (http://www.planetizen.com/node/31334)

John Renne. “The Public Mis-education of Transit Oriented Development,” Planetizen Interchange, May 20, 2008 (http://www.planetizen.com/node/31307)

John Renne. “Professor Addresses TOD Myths,” Rocky Mountain News, May 16, 2008 (http://blogs.rockymountainnews.com/rebchook/2008/05/professor_addresses_tod_myths.html)

John Renne. “Left Behind,” Planning, November 2007.

John Renne. “The Market for Transit Oriented Development: Niche or Mainstream?” Planetizen Interchange, April 23, 2007. (http://www.planetizen.com/node/23980)

John Renne. “Murder or Traffic Fatalities:  Which is Worse?” Planetizen Interchange, February 27, 2007. (http://www.planetizen.com/node/23065)

John Renne. “Evacuation and Equity: A Post-Katrina New Orleans Diary,” Planning, pp. 44-46, May 2006.

John Renne. “Car-less in the Eye of Katrina,” Mid-Hudson Post Pioneer, reprint from Planetizen, September 14, 2005.

John Renne. “Car-less in the Eye of Katrina,” Planetizen Op Ed, September 6, 2005. (http://www.planetizen.com/node/17255)


Book Reviews

Breaking Gridlock: Moving Toward Transportation that Works (by Jim Motavalli), Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 69, No. 2, pp. 202-203, 2003.


Professional Reports

John Renne (Ed.). State of Transportation Planning 2010. Transportation Planning Division, American Planning Association, 2010.

John Renne. Auditing Neighborhoods, Streets and Intersections for Pedestrian Safety: A Toolkit for Communities. Prepared for the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, 2009.

John Renne, Thomas Sanchez and Robert Peterson. National Study on Carless and Special Needs Evacuation Planning: Case Studies. Prepared for the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Civil Rights, 2009.

John Renne, Pam Jenkins, Thomas Sanchez and Robert Peterson.  National Study on Carless and Special Needs Evacuation Planning: Stakeholder Focus Groups in Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco.  Prepared for the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Civil Rights, 2008.

John Renne, Thomas Sanchez, and Todd Litman.  National Study on Carless and Special Needs Evacuation Planning: A Literature Review, Prepared for the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Civil Rights, 2008.

John Renne and Juana Ibanez. White Paper on Carless and Special Needs Evacuation Planning. Prepared for the National Conference on Emergency Evacuation. Sponsored by the Community Transportation Association of America, 2008.

Brian Wolshon, John Renne, Patrick Haughey, Wendel Dufour, and Hana Naghawi.  Using TRANSIMS to Model the Evacuation of New Orleans During Hurricane Katrina.  Prepared for the Federal Highway Authority, March 2008.

John Renne.  Measuring the Performance of Transit-Oriented Developments in Western Australia.  Prepared for the Western Australian Department for Planning and Infrastructure and the Public Transport Authority, Planning and Transport Research Centre and the Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University and the University of New Orleans Transportation Center, 2007.

Ed Blakely, John Black, and John Renne.  Public Transport and Transit Oriented Development:  A Review of International Literature with Particular Reference to Buses.  Prepared for the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority, Planning Research Centre, University of Sydney, 2006.

Ed Blakely, John Black, Santosh Bista, and John Renne. Framework for the Planning and Assessment of Transit Oriented Developments and Bus Transport.  Prepared for the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority, Planning Research Centre, University of Sydney, 2006.

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.

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.

Sergio Porta, John Renne, Peter Newman, Erik Stanton-Hicks, Daniel Colgan, Sarah Bolitho, and Juliette Louis. Urban Design Formal Indicators Study. Prepared for the Western Australia Ministry for Planning. Perth, Australia: Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, 2002.

John Renne and Peter Newman. Land Use and Economic Analysis of Potential Transit Oriented Development Sites: A Case Study in Rockingham. Prepared for the City of Rockingham, Australia. Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, 2001.

John Renne. Local Commercial Centres Comparison Study. Prepared for the City of Joondalup, Australia. Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, 2001.

John Renne. Station-Oriented Development: An Analysis and Proposition for Creating Analogues. Master's Thesis, University of Colorado at Denver, Department of Planning and Design, 2000.
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Making TOD Happen,” Oregon Planning Institute Conference, Eugene, Oregon, September 16, 2011 (Invited Panel Presentation via Skype)

“Getting on Board with TOD,” 2011 Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 19, 2011 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“The Role of Transit Oriented Development in Creating a Sustainable Future,” Young Planners Group, Planning Institute of Australia, Perth, Australia, July 11, 2011 (Keynote Presentation)

“Streetcars and Transit Oriented Development:  Moving New Orleans Forward,” Urban Land Institute, Louisiana Council, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 23, 2011 (Keynote Presentation)

“Transit Oriented Development, Pedestrian Oriented Development and Green Oriented Development,” Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 12, 2011 (Keynote Presentation)

“Moving to a Sustainable Future,” Transportation Committee, New Orleans City Council, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 23, 2010 (Invited Presentation)

“States and Sustainable Communities:  Energy, Infrastructure and Smart Growth,” Green Matters Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 15, 2010 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Transit Oriented and Joint Development:  Case Studies and Legal Issues,” 2010 Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 19, 2010 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Linking Rail Systems in Southeast Louisiana,” American Society of Civil Engineers, Transportation and Development Institute, University of New Orleans, June 23, 2010 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Sustainable Transportation,” Clinton Global Initiative – University, Environment and Climate Change Working Session, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, April 17, 2010 (Invited Panel Presentation) - http://www.cgiu.org/multimedia/webcasts/2010/#watch

“Transit Oriented Development: Possibilities for a New Orleans to Baton Rouge Commuter Rail Corridor,” Urban Land Institute and University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 14, 2010 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Streetcars, Rail and TOD in New Orleans, National American Planning Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 12, 2010 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Evacuation Planning:  What America Can Learn from New Orleans,” American Planning Association, New Orleans Metro Section, March 26, 2010 (Keynote Lunch Speaker)

“Update on the National Study on Carless and Special Needs Evacuation Planning,” National Evacuation Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 4, 2010 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“The Role of Stakeholders in Making TOD Happen,” New London Landmarks, New London, Connecticut, January 29, 2010 (Keynote Speaker)

“The Role of Stakeholders and Indicators in Transit Oriented Development,” Center for Planning Excellence, Louisiana Housing and Transportation Task Force, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 14, 2010 (Invited Presentation)

“Safety, Livability and Sustainability Ideas for Reauthorization,” U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s Transportation Reauthorization Outreach Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1, 2009 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Public Private Partnerships and Transit Oriented Development,” Annual Conference of the Counselors of Real Estate, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 13, 2009 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Role of Stakeholders and Indicators in Making TOD Happen,” Concordia University, Montreal, August 20, 2009 (Invited Lecture)

“Current Trends in Transit Oriented Development,” Lorman, March 9, 2009 (Keynote Speaker)

“Transit Oriented Development: Making It Happen,” New Partners for Smart Growth National Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 23, 2009 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Measuring the Performance of Transit-Oriented Developments in Western Australia,” Transit-Oriented Development Implementation Symposium, Planning and Transport Research Centre of Western Australia, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, June 26, 2008 (Keynote Speaker)

“Lessons from Hurricane Katrina:  Evacuation Planning for People without Access to Automobiles,” Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, June 23, 2008 (Invited)

“Transit-Oriented Development:  Making It Happen,” Satterley Property Group, Perth, Western Australia, June 20, 2008 (Invited)

“Transit-Oriented Development:  Making It Happen,” Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Perth, Western Australia, June 19, 2008 (Invited)

“Transit-Oriented Development:  Making It Happen,” Public Transport Authority, Perth, Western Australia, June 18, 2008 (Invited)

“Transit-Oriented Development:  Making It Happen,” LandCorp, Perth, Western Australia, June 18, 2008 (Invited)

“Transit-Oriented Development:  Making It Happen,” Office of the Commissioner of Environmental Sustainability, State of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, June 16, 2008 (Invited)

“Infill Versus Sprawl: How New Orleans and Baton Rouge are Grappling with Recovery Planning,” 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Sponsored by the Transportation and Land Development Committee and Public Transportation Group, Washington, D.C., January 15, 2008 (Invited)

“Update on the National Study on Carless and Special Needs Evacuation,” 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Sponsored by the Emergency Evacuation Subcommittee, Washington, D.C., January 14, 2008 (Invited)

“Streetcars and Economic Development in Omaha,” Omaha Streetcar 2007 Spring Forum, Omaha, Nebraska, May 23, 2007 (Keynote Address)

“Transportation, Sustainability, and the Recovery of New Orleans,” Ashley Elser Memorial Lecture, Department of Economics and Bryn Mawr College Libraries, Bryn Mawr College, PA, April 12, 2007 (Keynote Address)

“Special Challenges of Evacuating Urban Areas and What Can Be Done” National Hurricane Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 5, 2007 (Invited)

“Carless Evacuation”  86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Sponsored by the Emergency Evacuation Subcommittee, Washington, D.C., January 22, 2007 (Invited)

“America’s Crisis in Evacuation Planning”  Transportation Research Board’s Committee on the Role of Public Transportation in Emergency Evacuation, Washington, D.C., November 29, 2006 (Invited Presentation).

“The Role of Evacuating the Carless”  Rebuilding the Gulf Coast Panel Presentation, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 12, 2006 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Rebuilding New Orleans: The Struggle Towards a Sustainable Future,” Murdoch University, Western Australia, July 4, 2006. (Invited Guest Lecture with Kara Mattini Renne).  

“The Benefits of Transit-Oriented Development: Implications for the Sydney North-West Transit Way,” State Government Workshop on Transit-Oriented Development, Sydney, Australia, June 26, 2006. (Keynote Address)

“Sustainability and the Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast” Presented for the Land Use Coalition at Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale, April 21, 2006 (Invited Guest Lecture)

“Sustainability in a Sea of Auto-Dependence: Transit-Oriented Development” Presented for the Centre for Sustainable Community Development and the Urban Studies Department at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 10, 2006 (Invited Guest Lecture)

“How Low-Income and Disadvantaged Residents of New Orleans were Affected by Hurricane Katrina” 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Sponsored by the Environmental Justice in Transportation Committee, Washington, D.C., January 23, 2006 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Automobile Dependence in Disaster Emergencies: The Vulnerability of American Cities” 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Sponsored by the Social and Economic Factors of Transportation Committee and the Environmental Justice in Transportation Committee, Washington, D.C., January 23, 2006 (Invited Panel Presentation)

“Public Opinion on Housing Development in New Jersey’s Transit Villages: A Demographic Divide.” Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference.  Kansas City, Missouri, October 27, 2005. (Conference Panel Presentation with Jan Wells)

“Rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina: Planning and Policy Implications.”  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, October 13, 2005 (Invited Guest Lecture with Marla Nelson)

“Mother Nature’s Lesson for the Un-Sustainability of American Cities:  The Aftermath of Katrina.”  State University of New York at New Paltz, Honors Program, New Paltz, New York, October 5, 2005

“Transit-Oriented Development in Western Australia:  Attitudes, Obstacles, and Opportunities.”  TOD:  Making It Happen Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, July 6, 2005 (Keynote Address)

“The Importance of Transit-Oriented Development for a World Class Rail System.”  Creating a World Class Rail System for Sydney Conference, Engineers Australia, Sydney, Australia, June 23, 2005

“The Benefits of Transit-Oriented Development.”  Planning Research Centre Lecture Series, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, June, 22, 2005

“Indicators of Transit-Oriented Development.”  ICLEI Local Governance Conference, Perth, Western Australia, May 18, 2005.

“Characteristics of Successful Places:  Planning, Design, and Policy.”  Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 9, 2004.

“Transit-Oriented Development Research in Western Australia.”  Western Australia Planning Commission, Perth, Western Australia, November 17, 2004.

“Defining and Quantifying the Benefits of Transit-Oriented Development.”  Western Australia State Government TOD Committee, Perth, Western Australia, November 14, 2004.

“Transit-Oriented Development in the United States and Australia.”  Department for Planning and Infrastructure, State Government of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, September 17, 2004.

“Smart Growth, Smart Government, and Sustainable Development:  Transit-Oriented Development.” Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, Western Australia, September 3, 2004.

"Transportation in Cities." New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology, School of Engineering, Rutgers University, July 8, 2004.  

"Evaluating Sustainable Development: Moving from Theory to Practice." Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design Symposium, Sponsored by: Politecnico Di Milano, Dipartimento Di Progettazione Dell'Architettura, Milan, Italy, January 27, 2004.

"Transportation, Smart Growth, and Transit-Oriented Development: The New Jersey Transit Village Initiative." New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association Annual Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey, December 5, 2003.

"Evaluation of the New Jersey Transit Village Initiative." Transit Village Symposium, Sponsored by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. New Brunswick, New Jersey. October 10, 2003.

"Smart Growth and Transit-Oriented Development: The New Jersey Transit Village Initiative." Rail~Volution Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. September 11-14, 2003.

"State Policy, Smart Growth, and Transit: Factors for Success." Edward J. Bloustein Doctoral Mini-Conference. New Brunswick, New Jersey. April 10, 2003.

"Making Communities Healthy and More Pedestrian Friendly." Rail~Volution Conference. Washington, D.C. October 3-6, 2002.
    * MURP 4600 (G) History and Practice of Planning
    * MURP 4061 (G) Introductory Transportation Planning
    * MURP 4062 (G) Applied Techniques for Transportation Planners
    * MURP 4063 (G) Land Use and Transportation Planning
 
University Transportation Center Grant, 2009 – 2012
Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation
Co-Principal Investigator, Approximately $2 million (approximately $1 million to UNO)
Funding established the Gulf Coast Research Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency at LSU and UNO

Federal Transit Administration, January 2007 – January 2011
U.S. Department of Transportation
Principal Investigator, Approximately $415,000
National Study on Car-less and Special Needs Evacuation Planning

Community Transportation Association of America, February 2008 – May 2008
Principal Investigator, $10,000
White Paper on Carless and Special Needs Evacuation Planning

Louisiana State University, June 2007 – January 2008
Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation
Principal Investigator, $100,000
Study on TRANSIMS Transportation Modeling for the Evacuation of New Orleans

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, April 2007 – February 2008
Funded by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Principal Investigator, $35,518
Study on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Urban Design in New Orleans

Department for Planning and Infrastructure, July 2006 – June 2007
In cooperation with the Public Transport Authority, the Planning and Transport Research Centre, and Murdoch University
State of Western Australia
Principal Investigator, $30,000
Measuring the Performance of Transit-Oriented Developments in Western Australia

Department for Planning and Infrastructure, July 2004 – July 2005
State of Western Australia
Principal Investigator, $45,000
Network City:  Implementing a TOD plan for Perth, Western Australia

National Cooperative Highway Research Program, February 2004
Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Science
Co-Principal Investigator with Jan Wells, $25,000
Transit-Oriented Development: Developing a Strategy to Measure Success

NJ Transit, January 2003
Co-Principal Investigator with Martin Robins and Darius Sollohub, $25,000
Jersey City Transit-Oriented Development Graduate Studio Study

State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation, July 2002
Co-Principal Investigator with Jan Wells, $131,000
Evaluation of the New Jersey Transit Villages Initiative

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 2002
Predissertation Travel Grant, $2,000
Travelled to transit-oriented developments and met with planners, developers, and administrators in Denver, San Diego, and Los Angeles

City of Joondalup, Australia, June 2001
Principal Investigator, $3,000
Local Commercial Centers Economic Comparison Study

State Government of Western Australia, February 2001
Co-Principal Investigator with Sergio Porta, $8,000
Study of Neighborhood and Street Design

City of Rockingham, Australia, February 2001
Co-Principal Investigator with Peter Newman, $2,000
Land Use and Economic Analysis of Potential Transit Oriented Development Sites.