1 Research Synthesis produced by VREF

  • Governance of Metropolitan Transport, a synthesis by Måns Lönnroth
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  • The case for investing in paratransit by Gail Jennings and Roger Behrens
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  • Why Goods Movement Matters - by the RPA in collaboration with the VREF 
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2 Research Synthesis supported by VREF

  • Transport and Social Exclusion in five African Cities - a report produced by INTALInC and supported by VREF
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  • Transforming Cities with Bus Rapid Transit - How to integrate BRT? a report produced by UITP, BRT+ and supported by VREF
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  • Transforming Urban Transport: Political Strategies and Tactics by Diane Davis and Lily Song
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  • Internet Deliveries to Households and Deliveries to Business: Impacts on Cities and Solution Approaches

    This webinar "Internet Deliveries to Households and Deliveries to Business: Impacts on Cities and Solution Approaches" is part of the Peer-to-Peer Exc...
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  • Meeting of the Minds Webinar: Levers for Improving Transportation for Women in Cities - Data, Security, and Access

    This session of Meeting of the Minds webinar will be presented by Heather Allen, Researcher and Consultant, Gender and Urban Transport, on Tuesday Dec...
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  • BRT+ Monthly Webinar: A gender perspective on transport: new horizons for sustainability with equity

    This session of BRT webinar will be presented by Lake Sagaris, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, on Friday September 6, at 12:00 EST.
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  • Strategies for constructive change

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  • China Urban Transport Database (CUTD)

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  • Linking Higher Education and Practical Knowledge

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  • Transit Leadership Summit: 2012 to 2014

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  • Urban Freight in Delhi: Characteristics and Mobility Restrictions

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  • Organising and Managing Urban Freight Partnership

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  • Freight Trip Generation Modelling

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  • Mega Transport Projects and Success

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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.

NOW CLOSED - A new call is expected to open early 2020

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Global Mobility Research

This Meeting of the Minds' blog monthly releases interviews of global transportation researchers from the VREF's Future Urban Transport Program Network.


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.


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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