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VREF Workshop 2014: Transforming Access and Mobility in Cities - Turning Knowledge into Action

Lead PI: Dr. Jacqueline M. Klopp

Unit Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)

September 2014 - May 2015
Inactive
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The VREF Workshop was co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation, TransitCenter, the American Assembly, the Regional Plan Association, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and organized by CSUD. This event aimed to bring together key local, national and international leaders, advocates, and policymakers to connect with renowned researchers to dynamically share views, experiences, and cutting edge knowledge on approaches to urban transport in the 21st century. A specific question to be considered is how can we set up knowledge-based pilot projects and productive partnerships with local government, NGOs and CBOs, institutions, and urban professionals? How can research be linked to real-world processes and well-designed outcomes to support the transformation of urban transport? This workshop built on the substantial work of the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) and its partners working through its Future Urban Transport (FUT) program guided by its overarching vision of promoting fair access and sustainable transport in cities.