2019-12-09

Save the date! the 4th VREF Conference on Urban Freight will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 14-16 October 2020.

The Urban Freight Platform is pleased to invite you to the 4th VREF Conference on Urban Freight. The theme for the 2020 Conference will be “Urban freight and liveable cities: Interactions between planning, design and business for scalable innovations”

The conference will include a series of presentations of research papers on the basis of submitted abstracts (in oral and poster form); as well as invited presentations, panels and break-out sessions discussing innovative solutions that consider the perspectives from authorities, transport operators, retailers, architects, planners, other industry stakeholders and researchers.

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