The Future Urban Transport Program (FUT)
Through The Future Urban Transport Program (FUT) Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspire, initiate and support research and educational activities promoting sustainable mobility systems for equitable access in cities. We aim to nurture processes of change and transformative capacity in cities as well as in businesses.
Since 2001 the FUT program has created ten Centres of Excellence (CoE) and a number of projects and events worldwide. The research teams are based at universities and research institutes in Australia, Chile, China, France, India, Kenya, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, the UK, and the US, with partners in cities around the world.
VREF engages in activities to dessiminate research findings and to exchange knowledge, such as meeting places and publications through partnerships with universities, institutes, international organizations, foundations and other non-profit organizations. Sustainable mobility systems for equitable access in cities
Sustainable mobility systems for equitable access in cities
- To support the development of new knowledge on ideas and solutions that can contribute to equitable access and sustainable urban transport;
- To support the development of educational and outreach programs in the area of equitable access and sustainable urban transport;
- To contribute to the dissemination and implementation of research findings among both university researchers, practitioners, decision makers and other relevant stakeholders;
- To support demonstrative examples and change processes.