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First SMARTSET Conference and Transnational Network Meeting

"City Logistics - What Tools does a City need to reach CO2-free City Logistics?"

This event will take place on Tuesday, 12th of May 2015, in Graz, Austria.

The European project SMARTSET - co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme - started in 2013 to promote the need for more efficient city logistics solutions that lead to fewer transport kilometres and more sustainable business models in eight European cities.

The SMARTSET Conference and Transnational Network Meeting will bring together stakeholders from across Europe: 
representatives from policy level, knowledge carriers, and cities implementing or planning to implement sustainable city logistic measures.

Additionally to presentations and discussions on efficient urban transport initiatives, the conference will provide the possibility to bring material and present posters from projects and initiatives in the field of sustainable logistics from cities all over Europe. An evening reception will provide further possibilities for exchange and networking. 

Under the following link you find further information on the conference and the agenda.

The participation is free of charge but registration is required under:
Registration to the SMARTSET-Conference
Deadline for registration is the 27th of April 2015.


Freight Project Evaluation Framework - 13th June 2014

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Friday 13th June 2014 (9am to 12pm)

Venue: University of Newcastle, UK

 The Straightsol project will provide free training sessions on the generic freight project evaluation framework that has been developed in the project. The framework can be applied by any freight project evaluator to assess impacts on the different actors who may be directly or indirectly affected by a freight scheme (e.g. shippers, receivers,authorities, citizens), considering the various criteria that each may have (e.g. transport costs, service level, noise, emissions). The framework includes use of business models, cost‐benefit analysis and multi‐actor multi-criteria analysis (MAMCA). The sessions will also address the need to identify critical design choices and implementation requirements.

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CILT(UK) - Aspects of Rail & Urban Logistics - 21st May, 2014







CILT Professional Sector Events 

Aspects of Rail & Urban Logistics - Joint Meeting with the Transport Statistics Users Group

The first two speakers will talk about railfreight.

Mike Garratt, Managing Director, MDS will talk about work he has been doing recently on national rail freight forecasts, and some of the implications of these forecasts for capacity. 

Maggie Simpson, Executive Director, Rail Freight Group will talk about how RFG and its freight industry members are collaborating on how the rail forecasts can be achieved, and will discuss some links with how recent HS2 developments will provide extra capacity.

Then three speakers will cover developments in urban logistics, and last mile delivery, focusing on the some of the data issues in this area. 

Claudia Piccioni, a Project Manager at the Institute of Sustainability will provide an introduction to the LaMiLo project, its aims and scope, and touch on the collection of data to add to the limited information now available on the last mile in urban logistics. IoS is the Lead Partner with substantial other UK involvement. LaMiLo covers activities in seven NW European countries, partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

Matt Turpin, a Senior Consultant in Freight and Logistics at AECOM will talk about some recent work he has done (for TfL/RAC Foundation) on van traffic and the measurement of van activity, and some of the gaps which remain in van traffic data and on their use in last mile deliveries.

Steve Hannon, Chief Executive of Postal and Logistics Consulting Worldwide, will present information on Royal Mail's delivery density and systems and show where they are currently changing from walking and bikes to trolleys and vans, illuminating the competition between postal (foot and trolley) and parcel delivery operator (van) for urban deliveries.

 More information can be found here 

Conference organized by Department of Political Sciences and Centre for Research on the Economics of Institutions, University of Roma Tre

Conference organized by Department of Political Sciences and Centre for Research on the Economics of Institutions, University of Roma Tre

October 1st – 2nd 2015, Rome, Italy


We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the URBE – URban freight and BEhavior change Conference to be held in Rome, Italy, October 1st-2nd, 2015. Researchers, practitioners, politicians and public authorities are invited to use the conference as a platform for knowledge-exchange and transfer.
The conference is endorsed by: 1) Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, 2) WCTRS’ Freight Modelling (SIGB5), 3) Italian Society of Transport Economics and Logistics.

Aims and scope

URBE aims at identifying the behavioral game changers capable of modifying the present trends and pro-actively responding to the sustainability challenges urban freight distribution possess to modern cities given the role it plays in linking production, logistics and society.
The conference, taking a trans-disciplinary approach, focuses on the various alternatives capable of stimulating stakeholders’ behavioral change and engagement for a sustainable urban freight distribution. In more detail, the main topics relate to the behavioral pros and cons of: stakeholder involvement methodologies, advanced modeling techniques, innovative organizational structures, policy appraisal and evaluation techniques.

Edoardo Marcucci

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This Project is being funded by the European Commission, 
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 285195