Category «Research»

London: how to stop the construction industry choking our cities?

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Poor air quality is now thought to be the cause of 40,000 deaths in the UK each year. But while cars and lorries have attracted most attention, less reported is the contribution of other polluters to the problem, particularly construction sites. According to the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory construction sites are responsible for 7.5% of damaging NOx …

CIVITAS brings an e-learning course in urban freight

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Civitas cities encourage the use of cleaner freight vehicles and are developing solutions to better coordinate freight logistics. The Civitas Learning Centre contains a large library of free e-learning resources about all aspects of sustainable mobility, including urban freight. The e-learning program comes with tests and certification.

EU best practices in construction consolidation centers

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The European project SUCCESS – Sustainable Urban Consolidation CentrES for conStruction – delivered a report on business models for construction consolidation centers. This report is very useful to organise suitable Business Models for the implementation of logistics hubs for city logistics by the construction industry.

Smart procurement for better transport: SPICE project

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The SPICE project collects and assesses current practices of public procurements for sustainable transport and mobility projects in Europe, and shares good practices with other public procurers. The project aims to facilitate dialogues between public procurers and suppliers and develop recommendations on procurement procedures in order to enable fast adoption of innovative and sustainable technologies.

Research project DynaLOAD: planning and DYNAmic management of urban LOADing and unloading areas


The DynaLOAD project by the University of Rome Tor Vergata aims at developing methods and tools that supports city planners in planning delivery scenarios and in managing and controlling the occupancy of urban areas for loading and unloading operations. Traditionally, delivery areas are defined in order to answer local problems without knowing the consequences at the global …

IRU-report: the sustainable commercial vehicle of the future

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The International Road transport Union (IRU) published a report on the commercial vehicle of the future based on three scenario’s (short term, mid term, long term), in terms of improvements in CO2 emissions, safety and operational efficiency. The report presents a roadmap towards fully sustainable truck operations for long haul, regional delivery, and urban delivery.