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UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport, Berkeley, USA
Searching for new ideas
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.
Carlos F. Daganzo

“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.

Host organisation:
Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Link to the Centre's Website
Publications:
On the capacity of isolated, curbside bus stops
Research theme: Public Transport Development
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Increasing the capacity of signalized intersections with separate left turn phases
Research theme: Urban Traffic Management
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Macroscopic relations of urban traffic variables: Bifurcations, Multivaluedness and Instability
Research theme: Urban Traffic Management
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Bus rapid transit impacts on land uses and land values in Seoul, Korea
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Life-cycle assessment of high-speed rail: the case of California
Research theme: Green & Safe Transports
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Structure of competitive transit networks
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Rail + Property Development in Hong Kong: Experiences and Extensions
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Traffic flow reconstruction using mobile sensors and loop detector data
Research theme: Urban Traffic Management
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Existence of urban macro-scale macroscopic fundamental diagrams: Some experimental findings
Research theme: Urban Traffic Management
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Urban gridlock: Macroscopic modeling and mitigation approaches
Research theme: Urban Traffic Management
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Use characteristics and mode choice behaviour of electric bike users in China
Research theme: Green & Safe Transports
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Transit oriented development's ridership bonus: A product of self selection and public policies
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Modular Composition of Synchronous Programs: Applications to Traffic Signal Control
Research theme: Urban Traffic Management
Year: 2006
Type: Paper

Bus lanes with intermittent priority: Strategy, formulae, and an evaluation
Research theme: Urban Traffic Management
Year: 2006
Type: Research article

On the variational theory of traffic flow: well-posedness, duality and applications
Research theme: Urban Traffic Management
Year: 2006
Type: Research article

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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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