Join the Policy Learning Platform on 23 March from 14:00 to 15:30 PM CET for an interactive webinar on tackling the urban freight logistics challenge

Logistic and freight vehicles are an essential part of the urban economy, bringing goods to stores and customers, transporting construction materials and machinery, and collecting refuse and waste. But their impact on the city is significant, with carbon emissions, noise pollution and safety concerns to be considered. The complexity of the sector, with many private actors, increases the challenge, with fewer proven strategies or approaches compared to passenger transport. 

However, some cities have begun to implement policies to regulate non-passenger vehicles, with the leaders developing Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans (SULPs), adapted from the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) methodology. Given the novelty of these strategies, public authorities still need guidance and inspiration in tackling urban logistics.

This webinar will provide an introduction to the challenges of urban logistics, and inform the community about solutions and approaches for overcoming their increasing complexity. It will outline the SULP methodology and provide two inspiring good practices, ready for replication. 

What to expect

  • A keynote speech will be given by Georgia Ayfantopoulou from CERTH on developing a Sustainable Urban Logistics PLAN (SULP).
  • Sami Sahala from Forum Virium Helsinki (SMART-MR project) will speak about real-time monitoring of parking for city logistics.
  • Michał Antczak will share his experience of the peer review on urban logistics that has hosted by the City of Warsaw.
  • Olof Moen from Eco-First Logistics will present the Växjö Consolidation Centre (RESOLVE project), exploring enabling and success factors for implementing consolidate freight.
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