Dr. John Luciano Renne is a globally recognized expert in Transit Oriented Development (TOD), including sustainable and resilient cities, with a focus on land use and transportation planning and policy. He is a tenured associate professor and director of research center at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University. Dr. Renne was a tenured faculty member, research center director and associate provost at the University of New Orleans from August 2005 – December 2015, where he was heavily engaged in post-Katrina recovery efforts. He has also been affiliated with leading universities in Australia and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
In 2007, Dr. Renne founded The TOD Group and the Denver TOD Fund, which is the owner and master developer of the Clear Creek Transit Village (CCTV) located in Denver, Colorado. The CCTV will be one of Denver’s largest TODs with approvals for up to 1,125 units and 250,000 sf commercial space across 21-acres on RTD’s Gold Line, which opens for service in 2016.
In 2014, Dr. Renne created the TOD Index, which provides a new benchmark to track both home and rental values in train station areas across the United States.
Dr. Renne Chairs the Transportation and Land Development Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and he is a co-founder of the National Evacuation Conference. He was the founding chair of the New Orleans Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee, and serves in a leadership role for nonprofits and associations, including the Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, Evacuteer.org, and Bike Easy.
Dr. John L. Renne lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and has lived in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, New Orleans, Louisiana, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Fremantle, Western Australia, and Oxford, England.