Urban Freight

VREF started the FUT Theme Urban Freight in order to consider the challenges and opportunities for cities and the many actors involved in delivery of goods and services in urban areas.

The FUT Theme Urban Freight involves leading universities, industry partners and cities in more than 10 countries in Europe, Asia, North- and South America. Local and international meeting places and publications will support the wider outreach of research findings and conclusions.

Theme Urban Freight will consider three main aspects that are of central importance to the future development of urban freight transport:

  • Partnerships and leadership
  • Efficiency and low-carbon solutions in urban freight systems
  • Sharing the urban space: Multi-level interaction and trade-offs

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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.

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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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