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Shaping Urban Freight Systems via a Participatory Approach to Inform Policy-Making

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paulus AditjandraORCiD



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In the upcoming era of new technologies, a transport system is expected to be 'more sustainable', 'safer', and 'more efficient.' However, to what extent is this true? Based on the results of series of stakeholder engagement workshops, the paper explores the vision of different stakeholders about urban freight of the future. A Participatory Approach was used to allow stakeholders to identify the problem and co-design a set of solutions. Potential impacts of innovative urban deliveries on economy, environment, and society were analysed. Methodology and results were then compared with those of a city stakeholder engagement workshop delivered in Newcastle upon-Tyne in 2014. Stakeholders considered that an "engaging" and "easy to use" process was needed to facilitate the process and it encouraged participants to find solutions for a 'common good.' The participatory approach proposed in this process would support transport planners and policy-makers to design and implement a consistent policy framework for future sustainable urban freight systems.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Paddeu D, Aditjandra P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sustainability

Year: 2020

Volume: 12

Issue: 1

Print publication date: 06/01/2020

Online publication date: 06/01/2020

Acceptance date: 01/01/2020

Date deposited: 16/01/2020

ISSN (electronic): 2071-1050

Publisher: MDPI AG


DOI: 10.3390/su12010441


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