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