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Project: Jubilee Line Extension

Completion: September 17, 1999

Location: Southeast England

One of 30 case studies by the Omega Centre

Future Urban Transport

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) is a generic term for four independent foundations. For the millennium the Board of VREF has initiated a new research programme to be funded - Future Urban Transport (FUT). The foundations commonly support the programme by providing funds for research and educational projects. (Source: VREF.se)

The Omega Centre & VREF

In January 2006 the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London was awarded a 5-year grant by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) to set up a 'global centre of excellence' in 'future urban transport'. This Centre is one of six such Centres worldwide, and is at present the only one of its kind in Europe.

Global VREF Projects

Sustainable urban transport in less motorised countries: Research and training

Project leaders: Prof. Dinesh Mohan and Dr. Geetam Tiwari

Host organisation: Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

Web-site: www.iitd.ernet.in/tripp

Studies on the Simultaneous Interactions between Policy and Technology in Urban Transportation

Project leader: Prof. Carlos Daganzo

Host organisation: Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley

Web-site: www.its.berkeley.edu/volvocenter

The Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)

Project leader: Prof. Elliott Sclar

Host organisation: The Trustees of Columbia University, New York

Web-site: www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/csud

Australasian Centre for Governance and Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT)

Project leader: Prof. Nicholas Low

Host organisation: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Web-site: www.gamutcentre.org

China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center

Project leader: Prof. Zhou Wei

Host organisation: China Academy of Transport Sciences (CATS), Ministry of Communications, Beijing, P.R. China

Web-site: www.urbansustrans.cn/e-default.htm

The Omega Centre for the Study of Mega Projects in Transport and Development

Project leader: Prof. Harry Dimitriou

Host organisation: The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK

Web-site: www.omegacentre.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk

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