Harry
Dimitriou
Director
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Biography:
Harry Dimitriou is Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies at University College London and Director of the OMEGA Centre. He has taught and undertaken research at Aalborg University, University of Hong Kong, Sheffield University and Development Planning Unit at UCL. He is author/editor of seven books, including Urban Transport Planning: A Developmental Approach (Routledge, 1992), and published articles in numerous professional and academic journals. His principal areas of research and teaching lie in the fi elds of urban land-use/ transport planning, urban transport policy and sustainable development, mega infrastructure appraisal and planning, strategic and regional planning, and institution building for urban development and transport. Much of his work has concentrated on cities and regions in the Developing World.
Professor Dimitriou has held numerous advisory and consultancy positions, including for the World Bank, World Bank Institute, UNDP, UN-Habitat, ESCAP, Harvard Institute for International Development, Hong Kong Government, Government of Indonesia, and UK Regional Development Agencies.
Research Organization: CoE London, UK
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2nd CALL FOR PROJECTS WITHIN THE MAC-PROGRAM

The VREF invites Sub-Saharan based researchers with expertise on sustainable and equitable
mobility and access or related areas, and strong interest in carrying out interdisciplinary research. Open for application until 2020-09-29

MOBILITY GRANT 2020 - MAC-MG 2020

The VREF invites PhD students and advanced master students from Sub-Saharan African (SSA) universities to apply for a Mobility Grant (MG) to support a visit to another SSA university with up to SEK 25 000.

 STUDY VISIT GRANT 2020

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.

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

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Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarships for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’s contribution to the international policy dialogue in these fields.

This yearly award is aimed at supporting young individual researchers and students in is pursuance.

Call extended to April 30, 2020 due to COVID19.

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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.

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Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas

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