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City Logistics & Night Distribution

Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 - 14:00 to Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 - 18:45
Koningsstraat/Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels
MOBI, Open ENLoCC & Crosstalks
02/629 22 18
1/2 day seminar

The European Commission aims for essentially CO2-free city logistics in major urban centres by 2030. Although today multiple policy measures and private initiatives are tested and implemented, it is still unclear how this target can be reached. The purpose of this workshop, jointly organised by Open ENLoCC, Straightsol and VUB, is to discuss the challenges cities are facing and to show some innovative solutions. Particular attention will be paid to the effects of off-hour deliveries and how they affect the different stakeholders.


Since we want the presentations to be as swift as the future logistics and distribution, we opted for a particular format: except for the keynote speakers, each presentation will count 20 slides and every slide can last 20 seconds, no more, no less. The format is known asPechaKucha and was launched by the architects Astrid Klein and Marc Dytham in Tokyo to give the microphone to as many young architects as possible in a single night.

Hosts: Cathy Macharis (MOBi, VUB) & Marleen Wynants (VUB-Crosstalks)

  • 13.00-13.20h.: Intro by Cathy Macharis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE) & Welcome by Joost De Bock (EU Commission DG Research & Innovation)
  • 13.20-13.30h.: The Open ENLoCC network and its Regional Competence Centres by Alberto Preti (Open ENLoCC, Institute for Transport and Logistics, IT)
  • 13.30-14.00h.: Keynote City Logistics by Michael Browne (Westminster University, London, UK - SMILE MED project Scientific Committee)
  • 14.00-14.15h.: Q&A

14.15-15.15h.: PechaKucha Session City Logistics

  • Martin Brandt (KLOK Stuttgart, DE): C-LIEGE in Stuttgart: Framework, Measures, Sustainability
  • Robin Poté (CRITT Le Havre, FR)
  • Stane Božičnik (University of Maribor, SI)
  • Jardar Andersen (TØI, Insitute of Transport Economics, NO): Lessons learned in Straightsol
  • Georgia Aifadopoulou & Eftihia Nathanail (Hellenic Institute of Transport, GR)
  • Philippe Lebeau (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE): Challenges for Brussels
  • Catrin Lammgård (Logistics and Transport Research Group, University of Gothenburg, SE): Parallels with Göteborg


  • 15.15-15.40h.: Break
  • 15.40-15.45h.: Intro
  • 15.45-16.15h.: Keynote Freight Demand Management: The Next Frontier for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems by Jose Holguín-Veras (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA)
  • 16.15-16.30h.: Q&A

16.30-17.15h.: PechaKucha Session Night Distribution

  • Straightsol Demo Night Distribution - Sara Verlinde (MOBI, VUB) 
  • Stakeholder view Delhaize - Davy Decock 
  • Stakeholder view Colruyt - Ivan Van de Brul 
  • Stakeholder view Leefmilieu Brussel / Bruxelles Environnement - Benoit Willocx (Brussels Capital Region)
  • Stakeholder view Mobiel Brussel / Bruxelles Mobilité - Marianne Thys (Brussels Capital Region)

17.15-18.00h.: Final gathering, Q&A +  Closing reception and networking

Participation is FREE, but registration is required. Click here for the online registration form.