Sustainable logistics in Norwegian cities - the Cityfreight project
Transport is a significant source of energy consumption and emissions, and modern cities face the increasingly difficult challenge of planning for less transport related to goods delivery. At the same time as modern technology allows us to order delivery of more goods and services right to our doorstep. Our new project CityFreight (RCN 2020-2024) aims to provide public authorities in smaller cities with a toolbox for managing these conflicting changes in urban life. CityFreight aims to help cities like Bergen to plan for more energy-efficient and sustainable freight transportation. Whilst researchers at NHH will focus on modelling for the flow of logistics, researchers at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) at the Univertsity of Bergen will look at the governance barriers to planning for logistics in our modern context. Our research should allow cities to individually consider how best to plan for sustainable freight transport.
Professor Håvard Haarstad is the Director of CET and Professor of Human Geography.
Rafael Rosales is a PhD Fellow at CET focusing on the CityFreight project.