Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – Scenario Planning: Approaches and Tools

Summary: This webinar covers different approaches to scenario planning as well as which tools are available and appropriate to support various approaches. Examples illustrate both approaches and tools. State and MPO transportation planners will learn how to use scenario planning to fit their situation and will acquire a framework for selecting tools to support their needs.

Uri Avin FAICP is at the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland. He has practiced, taught and published on scenario planning and tools for three decades, most recently the NCHRP Report Sketch Tools for Regional Sustainability Scenario Planning.





Thursday, November 20, 2016 – Facilitating Historic Preservation through Transit-Oriented Development (Note: this webinar qualifies for 2 hours of AICP CM credit)

This webinar was c0-sponosred by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the Treasure Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Transit Oriented Development Institute and the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at Florida Atlantic University.

Summary: Dr. John Renne and Dr. David Listokin present the newly published Guide to Facilitate Historic Preservation through Transit-Oriented Development.  Mr. James Amdal and developers Mr. Marcel Wisznia, AIA and Mr. Pres Kabacoff, JD present on lessons from efforts in New Orleans to preserve and revitalize historic buildings and neighborhoods while expanding the streetcar.

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Friday, July 15, 2016 – Internal Capture in Mixed-use Developments (MXDs) and Mode shares in Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs)

Summary: Professor Reid Ewing of the University of Utah discusses his research findings examining mixed-use developments in 13 regions across the United States and mode shares and vehicle trip and parking reductions in five exemplary transit-oriented developments: Rhode Island Row in Washington, D.C., Englewood TOD in Denver, Fruitvale Village in Oakland, Redmond TOD in Seattle, and Wilshire-Vermont in Los Angeles.

Slides from Professor Ewing’s Presentation

Internal Capture in Mixed-use Developments (MXDs) & Mode Shares in Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs) from John Renne on Vimeo.




June 29, 2016 – Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating the Work and Vision of Jaime Lerner

Our committee co-hosted this webinar with Island Press, IOBY, The Overhead Wire, Center for the Living City and Street Plans

Summary: In this webinar, panelists Stephen Goldsmith (Center for the Living City), Mike Lydon (Street Plans Collaborative), and Erin Barnes (ioby) discuss Jaime Lerner’s influence on community-based urban interventions. Moderated by The Overhead Wire’s Jeff Wood.



April 28, 2016 – NACTO Transit Street Design Guide

Our committee co-hosted this webinar with Island Press, NACTO, Strong Towns and the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at Florida Atlantic University

Summary: In this webinar featuring the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide, Matthew Roe (NACTO) and Bill Bryant (Seattle DOT) show how transit design can help streets of every size support strong neighborhoods and downtowns. Moderated by Dr. John Renne from Florida Atlantic University.



February 8, 2016 – The End of Automobile Dependence

Our committee co-hosted this webinar with Island Press, TransForm, SPUR, and APA California Chapter Northern 

Summary: In this webinar focusing on sustainable transportation in cities, Professor Peter Newman discusses his new book, The End Of Automobile Dependence, and how its key themes can be applied to real world transportation issues. Moderated by Chris Lepe from TransForm.



December 12, 2015 – Methods to Better Account for Land Use in Planning Multimodal Transportation Systems and Sustainable Communities

Methods to Better Account for Land Use in Planning Multimodal Transportation Systems and Sustainable Communities from John Renne on Vimeo.

View just the Powerpoint slides: PDF Slides Dec 10 2015
This webinar provides an introduction to and overview of key databases, tools and methods to support multimodal transportation planning and sustainable community design. EPA and Renaissance share work they have done together in developing the Smart Location Database (SLD), from which EPA has developed various applications to support sustainable land use planning and facility siting. Renaissance then discuss various ways in which they are using the SLD and related accessibility-based methods in state and regional planning and project selection applications. This is an applications oriented presentation, emphasizing examples over theory.
Lori Zeller and John Thomas, US Environmental Protection Agency
Rich Kuzmyak and Alex Bell, Renaissance Planning
Moderator – John L. Renne, Ph.D., AICP, Chair, TRB Committee on Transportation and Land Development, ADD30
This is approved for AICP CM credit.