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Promoting Sustainable Freight Transport in Urban Contexts: Policy and Decision-Making Approaches

Objective

Within a context of growing urban population, advances in urban logistics operations and improved local authority planning, especially in the field of the urban freight transport, can alleviate the associated negative environmental and economic impacts occurring in cities.
Several types of stakeholders are involved in such urban logistics management processes. Among them, freight carriers and shippers are interested in minimizing freight logistics costs in order to maximize their profits, while maintaining a competitive level of service to their customers. City administrators and residents are oriented towards a decrease in traffic congestion, social costs and environmental nuisances, even though they are often direct beneficiaries of high quality delivery services. This leads to a multitude of differing and possibly conflicting objectives that are involved in urban freight transport planning and decision making, yielding a high level of complexity. This provides a main motivation for the development of tools for helping decision makers to reach higher grades of efficiency.
Despite growing academic interest, the extent to which freight transport is acknowledged and formally considered in local authority transport planning varies considerably from country to country, and on a more local level, between towns and cities. As a result, policy development with respect to urban freight and city logistics is characterised by a rather fragmented approach, with many city authorities finding it difficult to address the complex set of differing views of a large variety of stakeholders.
The proposed project will be aimed at identifying local authority planning needs with regards to urban/city logistics activities and the necessary pre-requisites for inclusion of stakeholders in the process. Finally, the project will promote the knowledge transfer of methods and models through the conceptual development of a novel decision support tool (thanks to involved software houses).

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Net EU contribution
€ 99 000,00
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 31 500,00
Address
Avenida De Elvas Sn
06006 Badajoz

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Region
Extremadura Badajoz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CITY OF BRADFORD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
Address
City Hall, Centenary Square
BD1 1HY Bradford

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Bradford
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
STOCKHOLMS STAD
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
Address
Stadshuset/redovisningsenheten
105 35 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Town Hall
S1 1UJ Sheffield

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
algoWatt SpA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 40 500,00
Address
Corso Magenta 85
20123 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SHAPING CLOUD LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Unit 11 Waulk Mill 51 Bengal Str
M4 6LN Manchester

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KENTRO EREVNON NOTIOANATOLIKIS EVROPIS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 40 500,00
Address
Proxenou Koromila 24
54622 Thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00