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Urban Freight Conference: Plan for the future - sharing urban space

The Urban Freight Platform (UFP) is an initiative on urban freight research based in Sweden and supported by the VREF. The UFP works as a facilitator of academic research on urban freight within the context of the logistics competence center Northern LEAD at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.


The second international conference organised by the Urban Freight Platform will discuss the complexity of freight transport in urban areas with a focus on the need to share space both at the city and regional level. Topics will include: 

  • sharing space for freight and passenger transport,
  • how we can plan for better use of space with cities becoming denser,
  • the need to consider a regional dimension, 
  • how we can change behaviour and achieve change. 

We aim for up to 150 participants divided approximately one third researchers, one third, business and one third administrations/cities/policy makers. Speakers from the following countries take part in the event: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA, and more.

The conference consists of two parts:

1. Current issues in urban freight research

Monday 17 October, University of Gothenburg

The day will be organized around a series of presentations of academic papers on the basis of submitted abstracts (in oral and poster form) in short presentations in a number of parallel streams.

2. Plan for the future – sharing urban space

Tuesday and Wednesday 18 & 19 October, Lindholmen Science Park

These days will be organized around a series of invited presentations, panels and break-out sessions discussing innovative solutions that consider the perspectives from public authorities, transport operators, shippers, receivers, architects, planners, other industry stakeholders and researchers concerned with urban goods movement. We aim for up to 150 participants divided approximately one third researchers, one third, business and one third administrations/cities/policy makers.


Important dates

  • 31st of September  Submission of draft full paper
  • 17th of October  Presentation at conference
  • End of 2016 Submission of full paper for publication in special issue


Details on application:

Event: Conference on Urban Freight: Plan for the future - sharing urban space

When: October 17-19, 2016 in Gothenburg

NB: Due to capacity limits and to ensure a balance of delegates attendance, the conference is by invitation only. An invitation to the conference can be requestedhere.

If any questions about the conference arise, please contact the conference organizers.

More info at:

Updated info on Twitter about the conference: @UFP_Gbg

http://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/lead/urbanfreightplatform/vrefconf16/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/lead/urbanfreightplatform/Pages/default.aspx


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