VREF Conference on Urban Freight

​Urban Freight: Planning for tomorrow and delivering today. A two day conference held in Gothenburg on 5th and 6th March 2015. Addressing the issues that are not usually addressed. Involving the stakeholders that are not usually involved.

The conference built on the successful VREF Event held in October 2012 and brought together city authorities, business and academia. The conference focused on two themes:

  • The importance of urban freight in long term land use and city planning and urban design
  • How to engage with all the relevant stakeholders and encourage changes in behaviour (in the short, medium and longer term)

The conference included presentations on case studies, initiatives and analytical approaches and techniques. The presentations provided the starting point for a number of interactive working discussions. The outputs from the conference has been combined into a document that will help to shape the agenda for changes in urban freight. 

Download the conference summary here

Published: Fri 13 Mar 2015. Modified: Thu 25 Jun 2015