2019-05-28

Publication of the synthesis about the Governance of Metropolitan Transport

Today, the VREF release a synthesis by Måns Lönnroth about the Governance of Metropolitan Transport. The synthesis is based on five papers to be released within short together with this publication.

This essay is an attempt to develop concepts for understanding governance of metropolitan transport in countries that are, or aspire to be, modern and democratic, with professional public administrations and the rule of law.

The aim is to provide the VREF with an initial understanding of WHY metropolitan transport systems are shaped as they are, and HOW they could be improved, in line with the foundations' newly emerged thematic initiative on governance of metropolitan transport...

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MOBILITY AND ACCESS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN CITIES

The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) and VREF are launching a Call for Presentations for their 3-day workshop to be given in Addis Ababa 17-19 September 2019.

Call open until 2019-06-15

 STUDY VISIT GRANT 2019

The VREF invites PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

Invitation open until 2019-10-31

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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.

TheCityFix

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.

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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