Technological innovations to tackle challenges in city logistics are being developed, tested and applied all over the world. A clash between fast changes and slow structures per square meter. During the Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology Conference in Rotterdam (NL), October 2-5, 2018 the second day will focus on city logistics.
A TU Delft student wrote a thesis exploring how reinterpretate and revitalise underused areas in the modernist urban fabric of Rotterdam. Since Rotterdam was bombed during the Second World War, a whole new modernist city could arise. The Reconstruction plan can still be seen as a manifesto of modern architecture and urbanism.
It is an inspiring dream image of the future, but also a vision that is slowly turning into reality. The use of human-powered vehicles in urban distribution is increasing, but how should we adapt the city to accommodate these newcomers?
The Dutch city of Rotterdam’s economy is growing. However, a healthy economy means more pressure on city traffic and air quality. The government and the private sector have joined forces under the name 010 City Logistics to implement sustainable solutions that improve both air quality and mobility within the Rotterdam inner city.