John Renne, Ph.D., AICP

John Renne, Ph.D., AICP

John Renne, Ph.D., AICP

Associate Professor
Director, Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions
Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Urban Design and Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
School of Urban & Regional Planning

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, 284I
Boca Raton, FL 33431


John Renne, Ph.D., AICP, is the coordinator of the School’s two undergraduate programs, Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning and Bachelor of Urban Design and Director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions. He joins FAU after serving for over 10 years in the Department of Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds a visiting position at the Transport Studies Unit of Oxford University and is Managing Director of the TOD Group, a private real estate investment and master development firm. His research focuses on creating sustainable, resilient, and livable cities. He is an author and editor of Transit-Oriented Development: Making It Happen (Ashgate, 2009) and Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future (Island Press, 2013) and over 100 papers, book chapters, and professional reports. Dr. Renne has extensive work experience across North America, Europe, and Australia.