VREF Conference on Urban Freight 2018


Download the conference program (ver 12 October): VREF18 Timetable Day 2 and 3.pdfVREF18 Timetable Day 2 and 3.pdf

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

Current issues influencing urban freight research (17 October)

Parallel sessions discussing a range of current issues in urban freight research: A series of presentations of research papers on the basis of submitted abstracts (in oral and poster form) in short presentations in a number of parallel streams.

We anticipate about 70 presentations including posters during the first day of the conference. A wide range of topics will be covered including: planning, modelling, new technologies, changing behaviour of stakeholders. In addition, there will be case studies on sectors including: construction, e-commerce and food retailing. The city and the regional dimension together with the relevance of links to ports will also feature in some of the presentations.

Designing urban space and managing flows – the importance of freight for livable cities (18 & 19 October)
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.

Speakers for Day 2 and Day 3 are being finalised and already include:
  • José Holguin-Veras (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) USA
  • Genevieve Giuliano (University of Southern California) USA
  • Tom Cherrett (University of Southampton) UK
  • Diana Diziain (Afilog) France
  • Robin Billsjö (City of Stockholm) Sweden
  • Ian Wainwright (Future City Logistics) UK
  • Anne Goodchild (University of Washington) USA
  • Claudio Barbieri da Cunha (University of Sao Paulo) Brazil
  • Laetitia Dablanc (IFSTTAR, University Paris East) France
  • Jean-Paul Rodrigue, (Hofstra University, New York) USA
  • Bill Eisele (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Chair of the TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee) USA
  • Tom O'Brien (Center for International Trade & Transportation/California State University Long Beach) USA
  • Miguel Jaller (University of California Davis) USA
  • Alison Conway (City College of New York) USA
  • Johan Erlandsson (Velove Bikes), Sweden
The break-out sessions will enable participants to discuss topics in depth in smaller groups. Planned topics include:
  • The importance of food logistics in the city
  • New techniques in dissemination and education for urban freight and logistics (MOOCS, Webinars and Games)
  • Innovations in modelling for urban freight and sharing new approaches.
  • The role of property and real estate companies.

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Published: Thu 08 Feb 2018. Modified: Fri 12 Oct 2018