Recording: Global Launch of VREF ISM International Research Program

Dear colleagues in the VREF Community, This is the recording of the launch of a new International Research Program within VREF:s Informal and Shared Mobility in Low- and Middle Income Countries Program (ISM). The launch took place 12 December and gave participants opportunity to meet the researchers, hear about their plans for the coming years

Håkan Frisinger Award 2024 – Call for Nomination is open

The Håkan Frisinger Award for Excellence in Transportation Research is awarded annually to a distinguished researcher active in the area of transportation, at a university or research institute of academic standing located in the Nordic countries. Universities in Sweden are invited to nominate candidates for the award, and apply for a grant for a guest

Registration is open!

The program for the first African Transport Research Conference 5-7 March is now available, the plenary speakers are announced and registration is open! For all news and updates, make sure to visit the official conference website. The first ever African Transport Research conference (ATR-2024) will bring together a wealth of interesting and relevant opportunities to

New Study on Informal and Shared Mobility in India

Dear colleagues in the VREF Community, Welcome to join a combined Research Forum and launch of our new report ”Informal and Shared Mobility (ISM): Status and Opportunities in India”. The launch takes place 17 January 2024 and is an opportunity for you to know more about this report, meet the researchers and peer-reviewers involved and

Catch up with recording from MAC Research Forum 6 December

Dear scholars in the VREF community, 6 December we arranged a virtual Research Forum presenting and discussing three projects within the Mobility and Access in African Cities program (MAC) . Focus of the day was  ”New tools for improving user information and developing more inclusive paratransit planning”. If you missed out you can now see

Global Consortium wins VREF Research Grant for IRP

VREF have announced the winning research consortium for the three-year International Research Program (IRP) in Informal and Shared Mobility (ISM) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The consortium include nine countries and will be led by Columbia University’s Climate School’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development. READ FULL ARTICLE

Workshop summary report: Reimagining the techno-social infrastructure for collecting data

These were the framing questions when the Global Network for Popular Transportation (GNPT) ran a workshop on Paratransit Day at the Transforming Transportation Conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. More than fifty people from different countries participated. Researchers, program officers, development officers, and transportation professionals, representing nonprofits, private companies, development organizations, multilateral banks, and

Meet the Lee Schipper Scholarship recipients

Three new researchers have been awarded the prestigious Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency for transformative research proposals that challenge conventional wisdom. Follow this link and read about Owen Mwaura, Carlos Rivera-Gonzalez and Shanshan (“Shirley”) Liu! The “Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency” targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’s