Urbanization is an incontrovertible trend, and local authorities are facing major challenges in order to create and sustain attractive and liveable urban areas. The requirements to achieve safe and efficient freight transportation are rarely considered in early phases of urban development. There is a need to increase the knowledge of how to plan for freight, but this requires understanding planning processes at different levels. This session will present recently completed and current research and also identify research needed to move forward.
Many cities are involved in major regeneration programmes that will result in dramatic changes to patterns of mobility as well as liveability. At the same time there are many smaller scale initiatives where planning decisions need to take account of many stakeholders needs - for example in the US the desire to create 'complete streets' or the overarching objective of ‘attractive and liveable cities’ in Europe. The implications for transport are wider than road freight since all modes of transport are potentially affected by urban planning decisions for major redevelopments.
The session aims to identify examples of good practice in finding ways to engage freight stakeholders in the planning process and how freight questions can be included from the early stages of planning initiatives (both large and smaller scale developments) as well as promote discussion on different scales of development.
Panel members are drawn from city administrations and the research community.
Accomodating What Freight?
Jose Holguin-Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
City Development of Gothenburg: How Will Freight be Built into the City's Largest Regeneration Project?
Maria Oscott, Lindholmen Science Park ABShow Abstract
Building Freight into London's Strategic Transport Plan
Ian Wainwright, Future City LogisticsShow Abstract
Cases and Examples of Encouraging Freight Consideration in a Development of Liveable Communities
John Orr, Atlanta Regional Commission