Category «Research»

Papers of International City Logistics 2019 conference now available

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The publication of Transportation Research Procedia contains the proceedings of the eleventh International Conference on City Logistics 2019 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Urban freight transport has become an important issue in city planning. There are many challenges and problems relating to increasing levels of traffic congestion, environmental impacts, safety and security issues, and energy conservation.  

Governance models for sustainable urban construction logistics: barriers for collaboration

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Urban construction logistics has a big impact on cities. A paper by researchers from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences looks at governance strategies for realizing more sustainable urban construction logistics. Practitioners have stressed the fragmented nature of the construction industry and the lack of collaboration in construction logistics as issues.

How can we make large trucks for urban freight safer?

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Studies have shown that increasing the capacity of Heavy Goods Vehicles is one of the most effective ways of reducing fuel consumption per tonne-kilometer of freight moved, with consequent reductions in greenhouse and noxious emissions. Some of the disadvantages of larger vehicles are more pronounced in urban environments, including the safety of other road users, …

The feasibility of urban waterway transport in Amsterdam

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The city of Amsterdam needs a reliable transport and mobility system to foster economic growth, but at the same time transport is causing congestion, pollution, and accidents. Maarten Jan Roosmale Nepveu from TU Delft looked at implementing urban waterway transport as a sustainable freight transport solution in Amsterdam (NL). 

Vertical farming: what challenges are there?

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Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors under fully controlled environmental conditions in many stacked layers, using artificial lighting instead of relying on the sun. By tuning the growing environment to the exact needs of the plant and using soil-free growing techniques, vertical farming can achieve yields hundreds of times higher than conventional …