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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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  • Invitation to a virtual Research Forum about Informal Public Transport, Wednesday, January 26, 2022.



    The VREF invites you to a virtual Research Forum on January 26, 2022, in which the main findings of the bibliometric study on informal transport and m...
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  • Invitation to the Kick-Off event for VREF's new programme: Informal Public Transport, Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 17.00 – 18:30 CET.



    The VREF invites you to the launching event for its new Program: Informal Public Transport. The event will be a kick-off for VREF’s process of develop...
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  • Invitation to the Future of Research for Walking – a VREF session at the Walk21 Seoul Conference, Thursday, May 27, 2021.



    VREF is pleased to announce that we are co-organizing the session “Future of Research for Walking” at the Walk21 Seoul Conference, Thursday May 27th ,...
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  • A new initiative for mobility and access in Africa



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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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June 2022
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MOBILITY AND ACCESS: 

Invitation to submit an Expression of interest in writing a think piece: gender informed mobility planning. Pdf, 622.2 kB. (Pdf, 622.2 kB)

This invitaton is an opportunity for scholars in sub-Saharan Africa to write a think piece on the theme of “Gender-informed mobility planning, governance and policy in African cities: status, barriers, ways forward.” Through this invitation, VREF welcomes expressions of interest (EoI) for a commissioned work on this theme.

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Deadline: 15 May 2022

MOBILITY AND ACCESS: 

Catalysing Curriculum Change at Universities in SSA 2022 Pdf, 1.3 MB. (Pdf, 1.3 MB)

This Call is an opportunity for scholars and teachers in sub-Saharan Africa to contribute to
renewing university-based education, while also strengthening knowledge and capacity among the next generation of SSA researchers and practitioners.

Deadline: 15 June 2022

 STUDY VISIT GRANT 2022

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.

MOBILITY GRANT 2022- MAC-MG 2022 Pdf, 447.1 kB. (Pdf, 447.1 kB)

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.

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 deadline now extended to: April 4, 2022 .

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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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