Program

Current issues in urban freight research 
Monday 17 October, University of Gothenburg
Current-issues-in-urban-freight-research-ver13Oct.pdfDownload the detailed program and session plan here
Book of abstracts_complete.pdfDownload the Book of Abstracts here (updated 14 October)

09.00 Registration
09.30 Start of conference
Opening session and welcome
Parallel sessions
A series of presentations of academic papers on the basis of submitted abstracts (in oral and poster form) in short presentations in a number of parallel streams. Download the presentations here (Note: not all presentations are available):
  • Session 1 (includes papers F8, F24, F29, F30, F42, D54) Session 1.zipDownload here
  • Session 2 (includes papers F6, F9, F12, F15, F26, D59) Session 2.zipDownload here
  • Session 3 (includes papers F7, F11, F13, F23, F33) Session 3.zipDownload here
  • Session 4 (includes papers F1, F5, F17, F20, F21, F36, F37, D45, D47, D50) Session 4.zipDownload here
17.00 End
17:30 Informal Dinner



Plan for the future – sharing urban space
18 October, Lindholmen Science Park

Conference moderators: Michael Browne/Maria Lindholm

08.30 Registration
09.00 Opening session
  • Anders Brännström, Chair of the VREF Board Anders_Brannstrom_VREF_Conf_October2016_revised.pdfPresentation
  • Anna Dubois, Vice President Chalmers University of Technology
  • Stefan Eglinger, Director of Urban Transport City of Gothenburg
09:30 Plan for better use of urban space
This session will address the challenge facing cities in accommodating growing urban populations and economic activity requiring a new approach to urban density. The pressure on transport capacity and the need to cope with complex competing demands will be considered. Speakers will consider these issues from the perspectives of city authorities, real estate development and research into future developments. Speakers include:
11:45 Lunch
12:45 Break-out sessions
(Facilitated by)
  • Innovative planning and co-created solutions for sustainable logistics in dense urban areas (Lina Olsson, Closer, Magda Collado, Viktoria Swedish ICT & Sönke Behrends, Chalmers University of Technology) Innovative planning co-created solutions for sustainable logistics in dense urban areas - Presentation.pdfPresentation
  • From municipal to private enterprise - the development of a digital procurement model (Olof Moen, University of Gothenburg) From municipal to private enterprise - the development of a digital procurement model - Summary.pdfSummary From municipal to private enterprise - the development of a digital procurement model - Presentation.pdfPresentation
  • Modelling and data for urban freight planning and decision making (Iván Sánchez-Díaz, Chalmers University of Technology) Modelling and data for urban freight planning and decision making - Summary.pdfSummary Modelling and data for urban freight planning and decision making - Presentation.pdfPresentation
  • Digitalization as a driver for logistics service development (Kenneth Verlage, PostNord Future lab &, Mats Abrahamsson, Linköping University) Digitalization as a driver for logistics service development - Summary.pdfSummary Digitalization as a driver for logistics service development - Presentation.pdfPresentation
14:15 Sharing space for freight and people
Recent trends to create more liveable cities have highlighted the need to consider all infrastructure users in combination. This has sometimes been problematic for urban freight because it is not always recognised by those planning future space in cities. The speakers will address these questions and consider how sharing space for people and freight is being addressed at present and what can be achieved in the future.
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Panel: Off-hour deliveries

Research and practice has been developing rapidly into the scope to shift urban freight flows to the off peak hours. The panel will debate the latest findings and opportunities that have emerged from a range of countries.
Panel discussion led by José Holguín-Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/VREF CoE Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (Jose_Holguin_Veras_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation). Panellists:
  • Hugo Yoshizaki, University of Sao Paulo Hugo_Yoshizaki_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation
  • Anna Pernestål Brenden, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm Anna_Pernestal_Brenden_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation
  • Juan Pablo Castrellón Torres, Logistics Office for Bogotá Region Off-Hour Delivery Pilot Project in Bogotá .pdfPresentation
17.00 End
19:00 Conference Dinne
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19 Oct
ober, Lindholmen Science Park

08:30
Registration
09.00 Planning urban freight - the importance of a regional perspective
The debate about urban freight does not always take full account of a wider regional perspective. The session will consider the importance of the interaction of the central areas of the city with outer areas and the wider region.
Speakers include:
  • Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California/VREF CoE Metrofreight Genevieve_Giuliano_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation
  • Laetitia Dablanc, IFFSTAR/University of Paris-East Laetitia_Dablanc_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation
  • Allen Lavén, Lavén Management Consultants Allan_Laven_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Break-out sessions
(facilitated by)
  • Construction logistics and the role of smart governance (Tom van Lier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel – MOBI & Anna Fredriksson, Linköping University) Construction logistics and the role of smart governance - Summary.pdfSummary Construction Logistics and the role of Smart Governance - Presentation.pdfPresentation
  • Planning for efficient and sustainable urban freight (Jardar Andersen, The Institute of Transport Economics TØI) Planning for efficient and sustainable urban freight - Summary.pdfSummary Planning for efficient and sustainable urban freight - Presentation.pdfPresentation
  • Self-driving vehicles in the refuse business- some future scenarios (Fredrik Cederstav, Volvo Group Truck TechnologySelf-driving vehicles in the refuse business- some future scenarios - Summary.pdfSummary Self-driving vehicles in the refuse business- some future scenarios - Presentation.pdfPresentation
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Implementing effective innovations for managing and sharing urban space

The closing session of the conference will consider how to engage with stakeholders to implement significant changes in the use and sharing of urban space. Special attention will be paid to the strategies that can be followed to make change happen and to ensure that such changes have long lasting impacts. Translating research findings into action and increasing the dialogues between practice and research is essential and this challenge will be considered from an industry/practice, city authority and research perspective.
This session will include a coffee break and will consist of presentation and discussion. Speakers/panelists include:
  • Ted Dahlburg, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and Chair of the TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee Ted_Dahlburg_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation
  • Bo Hallams, Chairman of Closer Bo_Hallams_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation
  • Patrik Nilsson, TGM/Schenker Patrick_Nilsson_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation
  • Ann Goodchild, University of Washington Anne_Goodchild_VREF_Conf_October2016.pdfPresentation
16.00 End of conference

Published: Wed 06 Jul 2016. Modified: Tue 15 Nov 2016