UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport, Berkeley, USA
The western world´s transportation systems cannot be copied by developing countries, because their conditions are too different. Researchers at VREF´s CoE in Berkeley are working on new ideas for sustainable transportation systems that suit conditions in both developing and developed countries.
“We can provide advice based on scientific evaluations and, thereby, help bring attention to solutions that can really improve transportation systems," says Carlos F. Daganzo, Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport.
The UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport was established in 2004. The Centre´s overarching aim is to develop new methods and solutions for sustainable transportation, addressing the specific problems of developing countries.
The Centre is financed by VREF through 2010 at a level of SEK 25 million, plus about 1.3 million US dollars from other sources in the form of research grants and fellowships.
The Centre collaborates with other CoEs and shares knowledge widely with researchers from many universities and research institutes around the world.