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Kevin
O'Connor
Researcher (Smaller Project 2007)
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Biography:
Professor Kevin O´Connor is Professorial Fellow in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne.
His research lies in the areas of economic geography and regional science and recently has explored the association between the location and operation of logistics activity and the development of global cities and the regions within them. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography, responsible for Asia and Australasia.
His research has been characterised by an energetic involvement in the debate about urban strategic development, involving extensive contact with print and electronic media, along with briefings to professional groups, government and private firms. This involvement has been recognised in major awards from the Planning Institute of Australia and the Urban Development Institute of Australia.
Professor O´Connor´s non‐professional interests span bushwalking, renovating an old farmhouse in Victoria´s Pyrenees wine district, and reading crime novels.

Project Title: The Implications of Freight Logistics for Urban Development and Sustainable Future Transport
Host organisation: University of Melbourne, Urban Planning, Melbourne, Australia
Web-site: www.abp.unimelb.edu.au

Research Organization: CoE Melbourne, Australia
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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

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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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