The overall Committee is currently chaired by John Renne, Director and Associate Professor Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions (CUES) Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs School of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida Atlantic University
Formed in 2009, the District Council Mobility Committee has originally focused most of its work on the areas of transportation/transit and its linkage with land use throughout Southeast Florida. The committee carried out the District Council’s work for ULI’s Curtis Infrastructure Initiative. Southeast Florida was chosen as one of four District Councils nationally to take part in this initiative focusing on a better linkage of transportation and land use. The Southeast Florida District Council expanded the local project to include all five Florida District Councils – thus giving the project a statewide perspective. This effort yielded information concerning both regional transportation authorities, and support for dedicated funding sources for transit in Florida. The effort concluded with the publication of “Connecting Florida: Transit + Florida’s Economy”.
Following the 2010 publication of the ‘Connecting Florida’ report, the committee is currently implementing a new work plan containing elements scheduled through 2015.
Specific objectives include:
- Identify the critical factors in redeveloping properties toward a transit (multimodal) supportive manner;
- Learn from successful developments in South Florida and understand how the urban form supports multi-modes of transportation in a compact, mixed-use environment;
Get involved in the new work plan, continuing the District Council’s work on an integrated, regional transportation system, which can tie together the region’s employment centers and anchor institutions.
The committee’s new initiative the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Academy is now open to interested applicants.
Its purpose is to educate and train professionals and community leaders in South Florida about the importance of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) as a tool to promote smart growth and livability. The Academy will also seek to develop a network of TOD practitioners in South Florida, over time.
To get involved in the Committee’s work plan, or for more information about the work of the Mobility Committee, please contact:
John Renne, Vice Chair
Helpful Links and Other Info on Infrastructure
For more info on the National ULI Infrastructure Initiative and other local District Councils please click on the link below: