1 Research Synthesis produced by VREF

  • 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

  • Transforming Urban Transport: Political Strategies and Tactics by Diane Davis and Lily Song
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  • BRT+ Monthly Webinar: BRT in Brazil - state of the practice as from the BRT Standard and challenges for operations and integration

    This session of BRT webinar will be presented by Gabriel Oliveira, ITDP Brazil Public Transport Co-ordinator, on Thursday 20th September at 11:30 Braz...
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  • Urban Freight Platform Conference- Designing urban space and managing flows – the importance of freight for liveable cities, 17-19 October 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

    The Urban Freight Platform in Gothenburg invites you to attend the 3rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight. The conference will present current issues in...
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  • BRT+ and the World Bank co-organize a workshop about innovation in Africa, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, June 29, 2018 via Streaming.

    The BRT+ Centre of Excellence in collaboration with the World Bank takes the opportunity to organize a Workshop about Innovation in Africa during the ...
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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 early stage researchers to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

The invitation is open until 181031.

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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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