Online workshop: How to facilitate the transition toward sustainable urban logistics?


Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 13:00 to 15:00 (CET)

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The objectives of the workshop

  • Sharing views from city authorities and logistics practitioners on challenges and opportunities they face when implementing sustainable urban logistics.
  • Identify opportunities the Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) programme can support for the implementation of innovative solutions of urban logistics (priorities, type of projects, type of consortium, etc.).


Who can join

Anyone who is interested in the implementation of innovative logistics solutions in cities including but limited to:

  • City authorities;
  • Logistics innovative solutions providers and potential buyers;
  • Researchers; and
  • City networks and organizations for cities’ climate action.


Format of the workshop

The workshop will consist of presentations and group discussions. Presentations will provide examples of current practices for inspiring discussions. Participants will be divided into several groups and each of the groups will consist of various stakeholders: city authorities, logistics practitioners, researchers, etc. Each group will have a moderator to guide the discussion and a rapporteur to report key outcomes. Participants will be automatically assigned into different groups. Online surveys using SLIDO will be open during group discussions to collect additional inputs.


Agenda of the workshop (CET)

13:00 – 13:10 | Welcome and Objectives of this workshop

Jeanett Bolther, coordinator of the ENTRANCE project

13:10 – 13:20 | Introduction of Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) Partnership

Maximilian Jäger, DUT Partnership secretariat

13:20 – 13:30 | Good practices for Smart Governance and Regulation & Clean & alternative fleet:

13:30 – 14:00 | Group discussion I

  • Which are the main challenges and barriers to the implementation and enforcement of zero-emission zones?
  • What are the key drivers for the implementation of zero-emission vehicles and solutions requirements?
  • What kind of efforts would you like DUT to support? 

14:00 – 14:20  | Good practices for logistics operation, data acquisition and consumer engagement:

  • Implementation of Collaborative Urban Logistics Transport (CULT) in Antwerp by Alex Van Breedam, CEO of TRI-VIZOR
  • Empower customers for uptake of sustainable urban delivery, by Josephine Darlington, head of Alliance for Sustainable e-Commerce (ASTER)

14:20 – 14:50   | Group discussion II

  • Which are the main challenges and barriers to data sharing between public and private sectors as well as among private companies?
  • What are the key drivers for the implementation of collaborative logistics solutions?
  • What should policymakers and e-commerce companies do to support sustainable urban delivery? 
  • What kind of efforts would you like DUT to support?

14:45 – 15:00  | Group discussion reporting and final remarks

15:00  | Adjourn


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Additional information

The European partnership DUT (Driving Urban Transitions) is an intergovernmental R&I programme with 28 countries and more than 60 partners. It follows the ambition to provide evidence for urban transitions and build capacities in and for cities to bring strategies into action. Within DUT, the Transition Pathway “15-minute City” follows a holistic perspective on urban mobility transitions and builds a portfolio of knowledge and tested experience in cities on personal mobility, transport of goods, urban space, and city planning as well as in urban governance for transition.