Nov 22, 2022

ALICE – POLIS Webinar Series #5: Urban Space and Dynamic Curbside Management

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Urban space is under pressure to accommodate needs from business and residents to meet increased demand for freight transport. Fast growing urban logistics, fuelled by booming of e-commerce, has challenged the conventional approach of managing urban space. To enable a more dynamic and integrated approach to plan and manage urban space, new tools and policy measures powered by collected data and models have been developed and tested to help cities reallocate urban space to meet current and future challenges. This webinar will invite stakeholders from the public and private sectors to share their views and practices, aiming to facilitate more collaboration between local authorities and logistics operators/business to better use of urban space, not only for efficiency of urban freight transport but also for better competitiveness of business and quality of life for citizens.

Draft Agenda

10:00 – 10:30 Invited Presentations:

  • Professor Michael Browne, the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg & Chair of the Central London Freight Quality Partnership: Increasing accessibility of customers and freight vehicles to stores: promoting the local economy and address the decline of physical stores in commercial streets
  • Philippe Rapin, Urban Radar & Marij Lambert, City of Leuven, The digital tools that allow creation of a digital inventory of a city’s curb regulations

10:30 – 11:15 Panel discussion – public and private sectors’ dialogues on implementation of micro logistics hubs, loading zones, use of cargo-bikes, charging facilities…

Invited Panellists:

  • Private sector:
    • Charlotte Migne, FM Logistic, Chair of ALICE Urban Logistics Thematic Group
    • Magnus Blinge, SCANIA, Vice Chair of ALICE Urban Logistics Thematic Group
    • Simon Hayes, VANAPEDAL Cargo bike operator in Barcelona
  • Public authorities:
    • Lola Ortiz Sanchez, City of Madrid, Chair of POLIS Working Group on Urban Freight
    • Michael Glotz-Richter, City of Bremen
    • Marij Lambert, City of Leuven

 11:15 – 11:30 Summary of discussions and next steps

 

 



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