Urban freight/city logistics

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City logistics comprise the delivery and collection of goods in urban areas. Improving city logistics may address transportation methods, handling and storage of goods, management of inventory, waste and returns, as well as home delivery services.

Making this process sustainable requires efficient interfaces between long-haul transport and short-distance distribution to the final destination. It also requires efficient planning of the routes to avoid empty runs or unnecessary driving and parking. Furthermore, sustainable urban freight requires smaller, more efficient and cleaner vehicles.

By Patrick Troy / Updated: 15 Sep 2020
By diamantina / Updated: 17 Sep 2020

ICSD 2021 : 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 8 - 9 September Rome, Italy

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Technology will organise the 9th ICSD 2021 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.

The Conference theme: Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education.

By rswa178 / Updated: 17 Sep 2020
By Patrick Troy / Updated: 15 Sep 2020
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 15 Sep 2020

New EU project ULaaDS is set to build a vision for future on-demand urban logistics

A major milestone for on-demand urban logistics was reached this week with the launch of the EU project ULaaDS (Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service).

Coordinated by the City of Bremen, ULaaDS was launched across a two-day digital kick-off meeting (8 - 9 September 2020) with contributions from leading players in the urban logistics world – including the European Commission, the European Cycle Logistics Federation, and ALICE.

By rswa178 / Updated: 09 Sep 2020

Feature your city in a new CIVITAS e-publication and videos

Unfortunately, the CIVITAS study visits scheduled for 2020 could not take place due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

But as an alternative, CIVITAS is producing an interactive e-publication that will immerse readers in the best practices of leading mobility cities. Alongside the cities selected to host the study visits in 2020, it will include two other cities.

Apply now to have your city featured - present three sustainable urban mobility best practices and showcase your city with a video!

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 07 Sep 2020

The city of Graz trials CO2-free postal delivery

In August 2020, a collaboration between Austrian Post and the City of Graz began to test CO2-free postal delivery. The project is testing the delivery of letters and parcels using e-bikes and trailers in the inner city area of Graz. The project is a 3-month trial and potentially serves as a blueprint for the future of postal deliveries in conurbations.

By rswa178 / Updated: 26 Aug 2020
By adham / Updated: 13 Aug 2020
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 26 Jun 2020