1 Research Synthesis produced by VREF

  • Achieving Equitable Sustainable Mobility and Access in Sub-Saharan Africa: an overview of the state of knowledge

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  • 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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  • On-Line free and self paced course: Transforming Urban Mobility: Components of Transport Planning for Sustainable Cities - from Monday, January 11, 2021



    The webinar is organised by our partner TUMI in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Planning. Registration is free.
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  • Webinar: Enhancing Financial Sustainability and Commercial Viability of BRTs in Sub-Saharan Africa-Factor Analysis and Assessment Tool - on Wednesday, December 15, 4-6 PM CET



    The webinar is organised by our partner Advancing public transport, UITP. Registration is free.
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  • Webinar: Place and Well-Being: The 15-Minute Neighborhood and Lessons from Covid-19 on Wednesday, December 9, 10 AM PST



    On December 9th, 2020, at 10am PST, our partner Meeting of the Minds will convene a free, live webinar featuring Aimee Gauthier and Christina Jang of ...
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  • Strategies for constructive change



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  • Linking Higher Education and Practical Knowledge



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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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OTHER PROJECTS

  • Mega Transport Projects and Success



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CALL FOR NOMINATION FOR the Håkan Frisinger Award for Excellence in Transportation Research

The VREF invites universities located in Sweden to nominate candidates for The Håkan Frisinger Award (Håkan Frisingers pris till framstående transportforskare) and apply for a VREF Visiting Researcher Grant for the nominated candidate.

Open for nomination until 2021-03-15. Read more...PDF (pdf, 233.7 kB)

2nd CALL FOR PROJECTS WITHIN THE MAC-PROGRAM

The VREF invites Sub-Saharan based researchers with expertise on sustainable and equitable
mobility and access or related areas, and strong interest in carrying out interdisciplinary research. Open for application until 2020-09-29

MOBILITY GRANT 2020 - MAC-MG 2020

The VREF invites PhD students and advanced master students from Sub-Saharan African (SSA) universities to apply for a Mobility Grant (MG) to support a visit to another SSA university with up to SEK 25 000.

 STUDY VISIT GRANT 2020

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.

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

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Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarships for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’s contribution to the international policy dialogue in these fields.

This yearly award is aimed at supporting young individual researchers and students in is pursuance.

Call extended to April 30, 2020 due to COVID19.

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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.

TheCityFix

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.

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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