SMARTSET

SMARTSET International Network

SMARTSET, in following a multi-level approach, also supported the setting-up of an international network, involving the project's local and national networks, interested follower cities and regions as well as decision makers, notably from EU-level to serve the purpose of:

  • Discussing relevant EU-policies and funding framework in the field of efficient urban freight transport
  • Reflecting possibilities to support informed policy development on EU-level
  • Exchanging know-how and transfer of good-practices on European level

Therefore, SMARTSET organised two international network meetings.

The "First International Network Meeting" took place on 12th of May 2015 in Graz, Austria. There, more than 60 participants from 9 European countries shared experiences and requirements for sustainable logistics in urban areas.

On 12 May 2015, more than 60 participants from 9 European countries shared experiences and requirements for sustainable logistics in urban areas within the framework of the EU project SMARTSET in Graz, Austria. - See more at: http://smartset-project.eu/news/city-logistics-not-boring-smartset-inter...

On 12 May 2015, more than 60 participants from 9 European countries shared experiences and requirements for sustainable logistics in urban areas within the framework of the EU project SMARTSET in Graz, Austria.

The demand for urban freight transport has increased due to the concentration of the population in urban areas and as the majority of the industrial production is delivered there. Cities and regions must also deal with an increasing specialization of the urban and economic system, with a global division of production and its associated freight. Transport of goods, both over long distances and within cities, contributes a substantial part of the total emissions generated from the transport sector, as well as congestion. In urban areas up to 20 % of traffic, 30 % of street occupation and 50 % of greenhouse-gas emissions are generated by freight. A lot of transport operations start or finish in an urban area. More than 50 % of freight tonnes transported by road in Europe are carried for a distance of less than 50 kilometres.

For these reasons, the conference was titled "City logistics - What tools does a city need to reach CO2 free city logistics?" and lit diverse aspects on the subject. From policy of the European Commission, to the political reality and the point of view of the municipal administration. From the use of electro-mobility and cleaner vehicles for urban logistics, to how to create business models. From urban implementation examples from Graz, Padua and Gothenburg, to practical examples from the business sector, such as the Federal Austrian Post and the Osiander'sche bookshop in Tübingen.

The answer to the question, what tools are needed for a zero-emission urban logistics can be summarized as follows: Political will, coupled with a vision for a liveable city and the involvement of residents, industry and transport companies.

Please find herewith the final programme, as well as all presentations given during the conference and a selection of photos.

- See more at: http://smartset-project.eu/news/city-logistics-not-boring-smartset-inter...

Please find the documentation of this first international network meeting under the following link:

On 12 May 2015, more than 60 participants from 9 European countries shared experiences and requirements for sustainable logistics in urban areas within the framework of the EU project SMARTSET in Graz, Austria.

The demand for urban freight transport has increased due to the concentration of the population in urban areas and as the majority of the industrial production is delivered there. Cities and regions must also deal with an increasing specialization of the urban and economic system, with a global division of production and its associated freight. Transport of goods, both over long distances and within cities, contributes a substantial part of the total emissions generated from the transport sector, as well as congestion. In urban areas up to 20 % of traffic, 30 % of street occupation and 50 % of greenhouse-gas emissions are generated by freight. A lot of transport operations start or finish in an urban area. More than 50 % of freight tonnes transported by road in Europe are carried for a distance of less than 50 kilometres.

For these reasons, the conference was titled "City logistics - What tools does a city need to reach CO2 free city logistics?" and lit diverse aspects on the subject. From policy of the European Commission, to the political reality and the point of view of the municipal administration. From the use of electro-mobility and cleaner vehicles for urban logistics, to how to create business models. From urban implementation examples from Graz, Padua and Gothenburg, to practical examples from the business sector, such as the Federal Austrian Post and the Osiander'sche bookshop in Tübingen.

The answer to the question, what tools are needed for a zero-emission urban logistics can be summarized as follows: Political will, coupled with a vision for a liveable city and the involvement of residents, industry and transport companies.

Please find herewith the final programme, as well as all presentations given during the conference and a selection of photos.

- See more at: http://smartset-project.eu/news/city-logistics-not-boring-smartset-inter...

http://smartset-project.eu/news/city-logistics-not-boring-smartset-inter...

The "Second International Network Meeting" took place on 8th of  March 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden in conjunction with the Final Conference of the SMARTSET Conference.

Please find the documentation of the second International Network Meeting and SMARTSET Conference under the following link:

http://smartset-project.eu/download/file/fid/1304