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How do we create logistics in the city on people's terms?

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More and more people are moving to our cities, which places demands on an efficient and sustainable supply in the form of packages, food, building materials and efficient return and waste management. Together with our partners, CLOSER works to accelerate the development of, and the transition to, a sustainable and habitable city on people's terms.

We would like to collaborate with those of you who work in the city, region, academic institutions and business world on solving the challenges that exist! Not only in terms of the present and future impact on the people in the city, but also on the environment, both locally and globally.

A city in transition

Many of our cities are growing and changing at a rapid pace to meet not only the shortage of housing, but also of offices and commercial premises. This creates a need for new infrastructure and new ways of working when the construction transport, which is used to build the city, needs to travel in interaction with the city's residents and other traffic. New and closer collaborations are required to address this issue, which is something we are great at managing.

What has CLOSER and our partners achieved in the context of construction logistics?



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Logistics in collaboration

Cities are in a constant process of moving in order to be able to provide for the needs of residents. People travel around the city in order to work, study, shop or simply meet on a daily basis. At the same time, goods and materials are being transported to our industries, businesses and homes. 

All of these elements need to co-exist in a relatively small area on a daily basis. If the system is not planned and managed in an efficient manner, it can lead to congestion and delays, as well as high noise levels and air pollution.

Together with our partners, CLOSER is able to contribute to the development of new solutions for a more efficient traffic and transport system by means of increased transparency and data sharing between those who influence and are affected by the transport operations that take place in the city.

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Smart urban traffic zones

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Large-scale coordinated home deliveries

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What will the city of the future look like?

The city of the future is already taking shape. We know that it needs to be more sustainable and ready to withstand rapid change. The vision is characterised by the citizens living in the city and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). New and innovative solutions will be needed and together with our partners, CLOSER will be able to contribute with an arena that makes this possible.

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What is CLOSER doing to meet the SDGs included in the 2030 Agenda?

CLOSER's work in City Logistics primarily addresses Goal 11 in Agenda 2030: Sustainable cities and communities.

The collaborations and solutions that are developed, tested, and evaluated within the partnership's projects mainly concern the following sub-goals:

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What is CLOSER doing in terms of energy-efficient & fossil-free freight transport?

Together with our partners, CLOSER works to accelerate the development of, and the transition to energy-efficient and fossil-free freight transport. We do this by carrying out projects in collaboration with those of you operating in the business world, academic institutions, city or region. Within this focus area, we at CLOSER are particularly focused on freight transport by road as this accounts for the largest share of energy consumption for transport in Sweden. Here we test how new technology, new business models, regulations and new ways of working can lead to Sweden achieving a fossil...
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How does digitalisation affect logistics?

CLOSER works within the focus area of Digitalised Logistics to ensure that the industry takes advantage of the opportunities offered by data-driven logistics and digital innovation. Knowledge and experiences between players and the logistics system are shared through dialogue and collaboration. Your organisation's needs are addressed and can be translated into projects and solutions that lead to a sustainable and digitalised system and society in accordance with Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement.
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How can long-distance transport become more efficient?

It is important in this regard to utilise the benefits of each individual mode of transport, the correct mode of transport for the correct task. In order to be able to use the most sustainable mode of transport for a route, it is absolutely crucial that we optimise the transfer between different modes of transport - it should be cost-effective, accessible and punctual.