Research Synthesis Reports

This section presents synthesis reports about the research initiated by the VREF.

  • 7/5/2017
    The case for investing in paratransit  by Gail Jennings and Roger Behrens
    This research synthesis summarizes, updates and presents the main messages in the book publication Paratransit in African Cities: Operations, Regulation and Reform, edited by Roger Behrens, Dorothy McCormick and David Mfinanga (Routledge, 2016).
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  • 8/29/2016
    Why Goods Movement Matters - by the RPA in collaboration with the VREF 
    Produced by the Regional Plan Association and the VREF's Research Centers, this report about the strategies for moving goods in metropolitan areas has for purpose to highlight the importance of the good movement system. It has also for aim to provide an overview of the research the VREF Initiative on Urban Freight centers have completed for policy makers, developers and other key decision makers.
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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.

How Global Policy Does (and does not) Account for Walking and Cycling

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.

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 now closed.

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

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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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