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Urban Freight Platform Conference- Designing urban space and managing flows – the importance of freight for liveable cities, 17-19 October 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Urban Freight Platform invites you to submit abstracts to the 3rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight. The conference will present current issues influencing urban freight research and discuss the complexity of designing urban space and managing flows for liveable cities.

Key dates

  • 31st March Abstract submission
  • 1st May Notification of acceptance
  • 17th October Presentation at conference
  • End of 2018 Submission of full paper for publication in special issue

Further information

…on conference topics, submission requirements etc.: See attachmentPDF (pdf, 1.2 MB)


The registration for the conference is now open: Register here


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Event: Designing urban space and managing flows – the importance of freight for liveable cities

When: 17-19 October 2018, Gothenburg Sweden

Where: University of Gothenburg and Lindholmen Science Park

Questions about the seminar can be addressed here

The Urban Freight Platform (UFP) is an initiative supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) on urban freight research based in Gothenburg, Sweden. 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. Our vision is to continue to develop cutting-edge research combining skills from various disciplines, make the urban freight research cluster function more effectively and ensure that the relevance and importance of urban freight is made accessible to a wider public.

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