Professor Michael Browne, University of Gothenburg, is committed to engaging practitioners and policy-makers with the research community to focus on all aspects of logistics that impact on future patterns of urban goods transport and logistics.
At the Logistics and Transport fair, held in Gothenburg on November 7-8, he will speak at the seminar “City logistics & urban mobility”.
Why is this area so interesting?
– The whole field of city logistics is really growing and changing a lot at the moment. New technologies and business models have raised a lot of awareness about the complications and challenges we face in making cities more liveable and at the same time being efficient. Discussing logistics and personal mobility together is a great opportunity for us to try and find new ways to work together across different disciplines and ways of approaching problems.
"To be effective we need to use the research we already
have but also to extend it and make it relevant for people and
organisations that are not really deeply involved in urban logistics"
Michael Browne, professor
What will you emphasize during the seminar?
– I plan to emphasize that we really need to take actions now if we want to solve problems in the future. To be effective we need to use the research we already have but also to extend it and make it relevant for people and organisations that are not really deeply involved in urban logistics. That means changing our perspective and making the relevance of our research on freight transport clearer for planners and designers.
What insights or new knowledge do you hope the audience will get from the seminar?
– I hope that the audience will feel that there are new opportunities to increase the interaction between research, policy and business. I also hope that they will see that there are ways that everyone can contribute to this by being both an expert in their own field and at the same time increasing their interaction with those working outside their ‘world’.
Northern LEAD researchers at the Logistics and Transport fair
, professor in Industrial and Financial Management and Logistics at University of Gothenburg.
“City logistics & urban mobility”
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