Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

CET Lunch: Faster, cheaper, and more frequent – sustainable goods transport?

Welcome to our virtual and physical seminar with Rafael Rosales, PhD candidate at CET. The presentation is part of Rosales' midway-evaluation.

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Our CET Lunches are hybrid.
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Our speaker will attend in person. Participants can sign up and tune in via stream, or turn up at CET where lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transport planning usually brings to mind solutions based on passenger transport, not construction vehicles, delivery vans, and waste pick-up. This type of transport, urban logistics, is everywhere in our cities. When planning how we want our cities to look like, we need to consider the place of goods and services in them, and this requires a reconsideration of current governance structures.

I look at how the public sector may more actively regulate urban logistics in collaboration with different societal stakeholders. Governance of urban logistics has in the past been left to the private sector, but cities are increasingly taking a more active role and reconsidering their relation to urban logistics planning. I have analysed existing climate and transport strategies in Norwegian cities, interviewed key stakeholders in the public and private sectors, and followed this up with a survey of logistics stakeholders. In this CET lunch, which is part of my Midway Seminar, I will present results from my PhD project and my plan for further progress.

About the speaker:

Rafael Rosales is a PhD candidate at CET and is part of the CityFreight project. His research considers urban climate governance and transport policy. In the final stretch of his PhD, he will gather logistics stakeholders in collaborative workshops and look at the role of network governance in urban logistics planning. His first article was recently published in Environmental Policy and Governance, Governance challenges for urban logistics: lessons from three Norwegian cities.