Mobility & Access in Cities

The theme builds upon current and previous work in the FUT program, and addresses resource-efficient, socially- and culturally-inclusive transportation systems that improve and facilitate access in cities.

The theme has a geographical emphasis on rapidly-changing urban environments in Africa and other urban contexts with similar conditions, challenges and opportunities, e.g. India, Southeast Asia, and to some extent Latin America and China.

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Research Briefs

  • Linking Higher Education and Practical Knowledge
    1/24/2017
    Written by Herrie Schalekamp and Gail Jennings, and based on work by the VREF African Center of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-Motorised Transport (ACET), University of Cape Town, this research brief discusses the University of Cape Town’s work amongst adult learners who have extensive experience of public transport operations but little exposure to higher education.
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  • Transit Leadership Summit: 2012 to 2014
    6/30/2015
    From 2012 to 2014, the Transit Leadership Summit (TLS) provided a forum for critical international dialogue about transit issues at the highest levels of executive management. The small group setting, underpinned by research, promoted exchange of ideas that led to innovation in the world's leading transit agencies.
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The VREF invites PhD students and early stage researchers to apply for a VREF Study Visit Grant to support a study visit with up to SEK 30 000.

The invitation is open until October 31st, 2017.

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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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