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Ongoing projects

Two projects started in 2013 and 2015 are on-going.

  • Transforming Urban Transport – The Role of Political Leadership (TUT-POL) - hosted by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and led by Professor Diane Davis started 2013.
  • Moving to Access (MTA) project (2015-2020), hosted by the Brookings Institution, co-led by Robert Puentes (2015-2016), Jeff Gutman and Adie Tomer.


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Global Mobility Research

This Meeting of the Minds' blog monthly releases interviews of global transportation researchers from the VREF's Future Urban Transport Program Network.

How Global Policy Does (and does not) Account for Walking and Cycling

This CityFix series, produced by the WRI (World Ressources Institute) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and supported by the VREF, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries.

The VREF invites PhD students and early stage researchers to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

The invitation is now closed.

Each year the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awards a scholarship to a prominent researcher.

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About VREF

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT). 

Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas

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