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Urban Freight Platform Conference 2016 - Accommodating urban freight in city planning - A collection of best papers now released and accessible for free

The collection gathers ten studies with examples taken from cities in Europe, the USA, Asia and South America, and covers through articles different dimensions of planning including the way to accomodate freight needs within limited urban space, to deal with innovations in the last-mile and to involve stakeholders in order to integrate freight issues into planning.

This collection shows that it is possible to learn from experiences in a wide variety of cities even though in the particular initiative being investigated may have a strong local context. With the widening recognition of the importance of urban freight and logistics activities we can be optimistic that there are many future research opportunities that will build on this collection and other recently published work.

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The current Call is mainly directed to sub-Saharan university-based researchers with expertise on sustainable and equitable mobility and access in sub-Saharan African cities, and/or previously engaged in transport-related research, and strongly interested in carrying out interdisciplinary research on issues related to sustainable and equitable mobility and access,

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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.

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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.

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

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