Research Synthesis Reports

This section presents synthesis reports about the research initiated by the VREF.

  • 7/5/2017
    The case for investing in paratransit  by Gail Jennings and Roger Behrens
    This research synthesis summarizes, updates and presents the main messages in the book publication Paratransit in African Cities: Operations, Regulation and Reform, edited by Roger Behrens, Dorothy McCormick and David Mfinanga (Routledge, 2016).
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  • 8/29/2016
    Why Goods Movement Matters - by the RPA in collaboration with the VREF 
    Produced by the Regional Plan Association and the VREF's Research Centers, this report about the strategies for moving goods in metropolitan areas has for purpose to highlight the importance of the good movement system. It has also for aim to provide an overview of the research the VREF Initiative on Urban Freight centers have completed for policy makers, developers and other key decision makers.
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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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