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Shaping Urban Freight Systems via a Participatory Approach to Inform Policy-Making

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Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
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Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE, UK
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Sustainability 2020, 12(1), 441; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010441
Received: 15 November 2019 / Revised: 30 December 2019 / Accepted: 1 January 2020 / Published: 6 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue City Logistics)
In the upcoming era of new technologies, a transport system is expected to be ‘more sustainable,’ ‘safer,’ and ‘more efficient.’ However, to what extent is this true? Based on the results of a series of stakeholder engagement workshops, the paper explores the vision of different stakeholders about urban freight of the future. A Participatory Approach was used to allow stakeholders to identify the problem and co-design a set of solutions. Potential impacts of innovative urban deliveries on economy, environment, and society were analysed. Methodology and results were then compared with those of a city stakeholder engagement workshop delivered in Newcastle upon-Tyne in 2014. Stakeholders considered that an “engaging” and “easy to use” process was needed to facilitate the process and it encouraged participants to find solutions for a ‘common good.’ The participatory approach proposed in this process would support transport planners and policy-makers to design and implement a consistent policy framework for future sustainable urban freight systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: stakeholder engagement; participatory approach; sustainability; urban freight of the future stakeholder engagement; participatory approach; sustainability; urban freight of the future
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Paddeu, D.; Aditjandra, P. Shaping Urban Freight Systems via a Participatory Approach to Inform Policy-Making. Sustainability 2020, 12, 441. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010441

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