The SUCCESS project is part of the CIVITAS network and participated for the second time in the annual forum from 28th to 30th of September 2016. This year the city of Gdynia in the north of Poland hosted the event which focused on the urban mobility of tomorrow and attracted more than 400 stakeholders of the urban mobility sector, mainly policy makers from cities and municipalities but also researchers, urban planners, transport and logistics professionals and other interested persons.
The annual conference is the CIVITAS flagship event and builds the opportunity to discover new concepts and tools, learn from each other and discuss urgent issues concerning the improvement of urban mobility.
The SUCCESS project was presented during the technical session “New perspectives of urban freight”. Cindy Guerlain, project manager at the SUCCESS project coordinator LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology) first gave an overview and explained the objectives before showing some of the intermediate results already known at this stage of the project (the whole presentation can be found here).
Other examples and concepts were presented during this session such as the collaborative logistics system for food in the city of Milan, a partner of the U-Turn project. The city of Tel Aviv explained moreover how they succeeded in integrating all stakeholders into the process of improving urban logistics while the city of Gothenburg presented their impressing success story of urban freight logistics.
About 80 persons participated in this session and showed high interest in the SUCCESS project as its special focus on construction logistics makes it different from most of the research and innovation projects on urban logistics.
As last year, the SUCCESS project was also represented with an exhibition stand together with the CityLab, Novelog and U-Turn projects. This stand gave the opportunity to present the project to the conference participants during the breaks and to hand out the newly published intermediate project leaflet.
The forum was an important occasion for the representatives of the SUCCCESS project to meet a large range of stakeholders and especially cities’ and local administrations’ representatives to present the project objectives and discuss their interest in participating in one of the workshops which will be organised towards the end of the project to explain the developed methods and tools to make them be reused by non-partner cities and organisations.