Volvo Research and Educational Foundations Releases Five Research Briefs on Sustainable Transport

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) has produced a series of research briefs to summarize the state-of-the-art and/ or latest new research findings on various topics in sustainable transport. These 2-pager articles are written by well-informed policy makers, practitioners, and researchers in a “popular science” style with related illustrations. 

Five research briefs on mega transport projects, freight transport modeling, urban freight, transit leadership summit, and transport strategies have been issued in the year 2015: 

Mega Transport Projects and Success by Harry T. Dimitriou, Philip G. Wright, E. John Ward

Release date: March 19, 2015 

Across the globe, Mega Transport Projects have aroused controversy about their ability to deliver the infrastructure, services and associated developments they promise. This Research Brief presents key lessons and insights derived from a synthesis of findings from 30 international MTP case studies in ten countries. Read more

Freight Trip Generation Modeling by Iván Sánchez-Diaz, José Holguin-Veras, Miguel Jaller

Release date: April 27, 2015

This research brief highlights the importance of quantifying freight trips as a step toward enhancing understanding of urban freight systems through. Read more

Organising and Managing Urban Freight Partnership By Maria Lindholm and Michael Browne

Release date: May 26, 2015

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 solutions. This policy brief presents a framework for organis­ing and managing urban freight partnerships. Read more

Transit Leadership Summit: 2012 to 2014 by Richard Barone, Director of Transportation, Region Plan Association

Release date: June 30, 2015

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, underpinned by research, promoted exchange of ideas that led to innovation in the world’s leading transit agencies. Read more

Strategies for constructive change by Diane E. Davis and Onesimo Flores Dewey

Release date: July 6, 2015

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 implement them. This research brief discusses lessons from case studies in Mexico City, Seoul and Stockholm. Read more

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