10 Years with the FUT-Programme


Arne Wittlöv, Dinesh Mohan, Jacqueline Klopp, Elliott Sclar, Jiang Yulin, Christian Wolmar, Nicholas Low, Matthew Burke, Crystal Legacy, Leigh Glover, Harry Dimitriou, Carlos Daganzo, Roger Behrens, Dario Hidalgo, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Aileen Carrigan, David A. Hensher, Corinne Mulley, Geetam Tiwari

The VREF is focusing on one coherent programme: Future Urban Transport – How to deal with complexity (FUT). The programme emerged in a context of increasingly-rapid urbanization and heavy motorization of cities, and the intention was to contribute to the development of sustainable transportation systems that also meet the needs of the entire population of a city – including those with the least resources. Solutions at the system level are needed, because a number of components – including land use, city planning, transport system choices and how decisions are made – need to be addressed simultaneously to develop sustainable transportation systems.

Thus far there are eight Centres of Excellence (CoE) established globally, representing a global infrastructure of more than 100 researchers. All CoEs work in close collaboration with traffic and city planners, transport operators, decision makers and interest groups.


  • Publication              2011
  • Production              Capito AB
  • Language                English
  • ISBN                        978-91-633-9489-8

Link to the publicationPDF (pdf, 2.3 MB)

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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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This Meeting of the Minds' blog monthly releases interviews of global transportation researchers from the VREF's Future Urban Transport Program Network.


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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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