Research Briefs

The format of the VREF Research Briefs is a 2-pager article written by well-informed policy makers, practitioners and researchers in a “popular science” style. Enhanced with related illustrations, the briefs aim to summarize state-of-the-art and/or latest new research findings.

The VREF intend to publish 5 to10 Research Briefs per year on line. In complement, some of them will also be printed and disseminated under different upcoming events.

  • 2017-11-02

    Urban Freight in Delhi: Characteristics and Mobility Restrictions


    Freight Trip Generation (FTG) modeling is crucial for freight decision makers considering the use of  mobility restrictions as an intervention to reduce freight externalities. The authors have conduct...
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  • 2017-02-23

    China Urban Transport Database (CUTD)


    This Research Brief presents research achievements and experience gained in constructing the China Urban Transport Database (CUTD), which has been developed according to the principles of operability,...
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  • 2017-01-24

    Linking Higher Education and Practical Knowledge


    Written by Herrie Schalekamp and Gail Jennings, and based on work by the VREF African Center of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-Motorised Transport (ACET), University of Cape Town, this resea...
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  • 2015-07-06

    Strategies for constructive change


    It is one thing to know of technologies and policies that advance sustainable transport goals, and quite another to understand the political negotiations and governance strategies required to implemen...
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  • 2015-06-30

    Transit Leadership Summit: 2012 to 2014


    From 2012 to 2014, the Transit Leadership Summit (TLS) provided a forum for critical international dialogue about transit issues at the highest levels of executive management. The small group setting,...
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  • 2015-05-26

    Organising and Managing Urban Freight Partnership


    Partnerships can contribute significantly to solving urban freight problems; they provide a good oppor­tunity to consider the various perspectives of stake­holders and thereby identify possible soluti...
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  • 2015-04-27

    Freight Trip Generation Modelling


    This research brief highlights the importance of quantifying freight trips as a step toward enhancing understanding of urban freight systems.
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  • 2015-03-19

    Mega Transport Projects and Success


    The VREF release today its first Research Brief as short-form summaries of research findings in topics of relevance to the VREF Future Urban Transport Program.
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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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