Category «Research»

Research: from home delivery to parcels lockers in Amsterdam (NL)

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During the International City Logistics Conference, 2019 Ron van Duin (TUDelft, Netherlands) presented his research parcels lockers in the Amsterdam De Pijp district. Currently, parcels are being delivered with large delivery vans which will usually deliver single parcels to doorsteps of their customers. The last mile is the most expensive logistics activity. In the literature, it is proposed that …

Carrier cooperation: a case study in a Seville marketplace

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In recent years, a social phenomenon is emerging cooperation in city logistics. A new research paper by Jesús Muñuzuri, Alejandro Escudero-Santana, and Pablo Aparicio Ruiz is aimed at evaluating the circumstances under which transport cooperation is possible between different stakeholders operating in the same geographical area. The research was conducted in a marketplace situated in …

Is noise pollution the next big public health crisis?

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Research shows that loud sound can have a significant impact on human health, as well as doing devastating damage to ecosystems, David Owen writes in the New Yorker: “Scientists still don’t know everything there is to know about the effects of sound on living things, but they know a lot, and for a long time …

Amsterdam (NL): City Trees don’t clean air

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Amsterdam will stop its pilot with 8 City Trees to improve air quality. It was stated that in the current set of City Trees will not have a significant impact (defined as a 10-20% decrease) of the concentrations of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide on the facades of houses in the Amsterdam Valkenburgerstraat.

Conference: climate friendly city logistics in the Nordics

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CLOSER and the Swedish Transport Administration organize a lunch-to-lunch conference on 29-30 October at Lindholmen, Gothenburg. Within the framework of the projects DenCity and Attractive and climate-smart transport in cities, both with a focus on climate-smart and sustainable mobility in the dense city, we want to invite you to a two-day conference that will be characterized …

Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport programme initiated

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The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) are launching the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport programme. In light of the importance of building bridges with young people, VREF and the SLoCaT Partnership seek to establish a program for engaging Young Leaders in knowledge generation, policy making …