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METRANS Mentor Program kicks off with Mentoring for Success

Monday, November 18, 2019

On Tuesday, September 24 th , in the USC Doheny Memorial Library, students, staff, faculty, and practitioners enjoyed the first professional development workshop of the fall semester, a lunch and learn with Dr. Rebecca Weintraub of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, who shared her tips for and perspective on the importance of mentoring.    Dr. Weintraub is a veteran communicator with three decades of professional experience in communication, facilitation, ...

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2020 PRiMO Conference: Call for Session Proposals

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Call for Session Proposals The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Conference Building A Resilient Pacific March 10-13th, 2020 Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i www.primohui.org PRiMO is a coalition of organizations with a role in hazard and climate risk management in the Pacific region. We recognize the value of collective action and are committed to enhancing cooperation, coordination, and collaboration to strengthen and sustain resilient island communities. ...

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New MetroFreight Publication - A Guidebook for Considering Freight in Complete Street Design

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  Complete Streets Considerations for Freight and Emergency vehicles is a guidebook for incorporating the needs of freight activities and emergency services into the design and operation of complete streets.  Under the leadership of Alison Conway, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, the guidebook was produced by faculty, staff and students at City College of New York, City University of New York, and the New York City Department of Transportation.  ...

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New MetroFreight Publication – A guidebook for considering freight in complete street design

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Complete Streets Considerations for Freight and Emergency vehicles is a guidebook for incorporating the needs of freight activities and emergency services into the design and operation of complete streets.  Under the leadership of Alison Conway, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, the guidebook was produced by faculty, staff and students at City College of New York, City University of New York, and the New York City Department of Transportation.  The guidebook ...

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New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Spring 2019)

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Spring 2019 Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here for a PDF version. METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .

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New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Winter 2019)

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Winter 2019 Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here for a PDF version. METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .

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VREF - Opportunity for 2019 Study Visit Grant

Friday, December 14, 2018

An invitation to apply for 2019 Study Visit Grants has been made by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). PhD students and early stage researchers are encouraged to apply. The invitation is continuously open until October 31st, 2019, and the study visit should be carried out before December 31st, 2019. The link below provides guidelines for the application, and information on VREF and the Future Urban Transport (FUT) program. VREF Study Visit Grants Guidelines Visit the VREF Website for details  

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Metrofreight Paris' final conference, October 16, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Presentations Available for Download Below Presentations Presentation of the Day, Introduction of the International Project MetroFreight and the Paris Team Laetitia Dablanc, IFSTTAR, MetroFreight Paris The Freight Landscape Genevieve Giuliano , University of Southern California, MetroFreight Los Angeles E-Commerce and Urban Logistics Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Hofstra University, MetroFreight New York Urban Goods ...

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MetroFreight Recognized by Volvo Research & Educational Foundations

Monday, October 15, 2018

The VREF MetroFreight Center of Excellence (CoE) is an integral part of the METRANS Transportation Center at the University of Southern California (USC) and California State University Long Beach (CSULB). METRANS is celebrating its 20 th Anniversary throughout 2018 and recognizing the value of collaboration with those individuals and organizations vested in transportation research, policy and programs. On Thursday, October 4, 2018, an Anniversary Reception and Dinner Celebration took ...

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New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Summer 2018)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Summer 2018  Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here for a PDF version. METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .

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MetroFreight: An International Research Organization at the Service of Local Practice

Thursday, September 6, 2018

This article is part of an ongoing series that describes research accomplishments and achievements of the METRANS Transportation Center in recognition of its 20 th Anniversary. Dr. Laetitia Dablanc is Director of Research at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), University of Paris-Est, and a team leader for MetroFreight, the VREF Center of Excellence in urban freight research led by the University of Southern California. ...

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How On-Demand Deliveries in Cities Change Services and Jobs: New Survey Results

Friday, July 27, 2018

How On-Demand Deliveries in Cities Change Services and Jobs: New Survey Results MetroFreight Research Seminar Dablanc gave an informative and dynamic research seminar at USC on Monday, July 23. She addressed on-demand instant deliveries, a growing feature of the platform economy. A recent survey (Dec 2017) showed that in Manhattan, already 4.5% of total e-commerce orders (excluding food apps) are delivered within two hours. More than a third of residents use food apps at least ...

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Does Online Shopping Create Urban Congestion?

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Does Online Shopping Create Urban Congestion? April 18, 2018 Webinar 10:00AM - 11:00AM Discuss this topic with Alison Conway from the University Transportation Research Center and Michael Browne from the University of Gothenberg, Sweden. Hosted by Meeting of the Minds. Register here. The retail consumer pattern shift toward online shopping is impacting how, where, and when goods are moved in and around cities. Instead of regular bulk shipments from warehouses to retail outlets, ...

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Now Accepting nominations for the 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems

Monday, March 5, 2018

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS) August 4 th - 11 th , 2018 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is organizing the 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS). The VASI-SUFS will bring together a select group of Junior Faculty, Post-Docs, and advanced PhD students conducting research on sustainable ...

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Opportunity for 2018 Study Visit Grant

Friday, February 23, 2018

An invitation to apply for 2018 Study Visit Grants has been made by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). PhD students and early stage researchers are encouraged to apply. The invitation is continuously open until October 31st, 2018, and the study visit should be carried out before December 31st, 2018. The link below provides guidelines for the application, and information on VREF and the Future Urban Transport (FUT) program. VREF Study Visit Grants Guidelines Visit the VREF Website for details        

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Call for Papers - 3rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Designing urban space and managing flows – the importance of freight for liveable cities 17-19 October 2018, Gothenburg Sweden The Urban Freight Platform invites you to submit abstracts to the 3 rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight . The conference will present current issues influencing urban freight research and discuss the complexity of designing urban space and managing flows for liveable cities. Key Dates 31st March - Abstract submission 1st May - Notifciation of ...

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CBC Radio Documentary on e-commerce with Alison Conway

Thursday, January 18, 2018

This CBC documentary led by Ira Basen addresses the behind-the-scenes issues that online shopping causes in the delivery of goods to meet consumers’ rising demands for near instant receipt of their purchases. It includes insight from Alison Conway, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York, on the need for educating transportation and land use planners on the expected impacts of package deliveries on goods movement activity in urban and suburban settings.  As we strive to design more livable communities and take measures to add accommodations for walking and bicycling, street and curb space are reduced for truck deliveries, creating unintended and multifaceted consequences. The importance of input from logistics experts is beginning to be recognized in the decision making process with planners, developers, law enforcement professionals and policy makers. Listen to this fascinating documentary on e-commerce.

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Dr. Laetitia Dablanc and Co-Authors Receive Best Paper Award from 2018 TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

At the January 2018 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington DC, Dr. Laetitia Dablanc and co-authors Takanori Sakai (main author), Adrien Beziat and Adeline Heitz were recognized for their research paper, Testing the ‘Freight Landscape’ Concept for Paris . Dr. Dablanc described it as a “very collective paper and very MetroFreight in nature.” Takanori Sakai, Research Associate, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology; Adrien Beziat, ...

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Urban Logistics in Paris

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The December 2017 edition of the City of Paris' newsletter on urban logistics contains articles directly related to MetroFreight research topics. This quarterly publication by the Mobility Agency, Department of Roads and Mobility in Paris, can be viewed below. Urban Logstics in Paris PDF    

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VREF Visiting Scholar at USC: Dr. Laetitia Dablanc

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The METRANS Transportation Center was once again privileged to host Dr. Laetitia Dablanc as a Visiting Scholar from Paris, France for the month of July 2017.  Laetitia is Director of Research at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), University of Paris-East. Her areas of research are freight transportation, freight and the environment, urban freight and logistics, rail freight, freight policies, and logistics sprawl.  The Volvo Research ...

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Webinar: Addressing Congestion and Delays Caused by Freight

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Two public webinars were convened to gather information from stakeholders and the community on the expected impacts of freight, and possible mitigation strategies.  The webinars were titled Addressing Congestion & Delays Caused by Freight and were streamed live from the University of Southern California (USC) on two separate occasions: May 23, 2017 and May 30, 2017.  The webinar presenters included Jose Marquez-Chavez, Senior Transportation Planner, Caltrans Office of Freight ...

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Volvo Research & Educational Foundations - Study Visit Grant 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The VREF invites PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career (max 5 years after PhD exam) to apply for grants for short-term study visits. The invitation is continuously open until October 31st, 2017, and the study visit should be carried out before December 31st, 2017. The VREF wishes to have wide distribution of grants between universities, thus in the first half of 2017 (up to 30 June 2017) a maximum of one (1) grant will be awarded to the same home university. Read more information about the SVG-application

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MetroFreight Partners Seoul visit hosted by The Korea Transport Institute

Monday, January 9, 2017

The MetroFreight Center of Excellence (COE) Partners were graciously hosted by The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) for a multi-faceted 2-day visit to Seoul from July 6 – 7, 2016.  Dr. Sangbeom Seo, Research Fellow and Director of the Division for Logistics Policy and Industry, and Jee-Sun Lee, Associate Research Fellow, developed the program and orchestrated the schedule to include multiple venues.  The activities for the Partners included:  1) a MetroFreight Business Meeting; 2) an ...

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MetroFreight Researchers Participate in Urban Freight Conference in Gothenburg

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Seven MetroFreight researchers from Los Angeles, New York, and Paris presented research papers at the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Conference, “Urban Freight 2016: Plan for the Future – Sharing Urban Space,” in Gothenburg, Sweden from October 17-19. This was the second international conference organized by the Urban Freight Platform (UFP), an initiative supported by VREF. "MetroFreight leaders were inspired by the METRANS biennial International Urban Freight ...

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Quanquan Chen Awarded VREF Study Visit Grant for Travel to Paris

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Quanquan Chen, a PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering at the City College of New York, was awarded a Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Study Visit Grant.  Quanquan has been working with the MetroFreight team at the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) under the guidance of advisor Dr. Alison Conway to study parking activity associated with curbside delivery to residential buildings in New York City.  From November 2 nd to 21 st , 2016, she traveled to Paris, ...

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Jean-Paul Rodrigue Interviewed on CCTV About Largest IPO on Wall Street this Year: Chinese Logistics Firm ZTO Express

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016 marked the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for ZTO Express, a Chinese delivery firm that was founded 14 years ago. It raised $1.4 billion from its listing as an IPO, the largest on Wall Street this year. ZTO is expecting significant growth potential of home deliveries in China and claims higher profit margins than FedEx or UPS. Alibaba is its main customer, accounting for 70% of ZTO’s business. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, MetroFreight ...

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MetroFreight Partner Alison Conway Interviewed on Challenges of Urban Freight

Thursday, October 27, 2016

While attending the VREF Conference on Urban Freight 2016 in Sweden, Alison Conway, Assistant Professor, The City College of New York, was interviewed by a representative of Chalmers University of Technology. Using the city streets of Gothenburg as a back drop, Professor Conway pointed out urban freight challenges and site specific solutions that she observed in regards to safety, parking and congestion. The Volvo Research & Educational Foundations (VREF) supports the research efforts of the MetroFreight Center of Excellence. Full Article

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MetroFreight Research in Action: Pneumatic Waste Collection System

Monday, October 24, 2016

Benjamin Miller, Senior Research Fellow, Freight Programs, University Transportation Research Center in New York (and his colleagues [or: partners]) have moved their MetroFreight research project on waste management into the pre-implementation feasibility-analysis phase.  For  Trucks, Trains, Tugs, and Tubes:  A Model for More-Efficient Collection and Transfer of Solid Waste, the Predominant Form of First-Mile Urban Freight,   they studied the feasibility of retrofitting neighborhoods ...
Tom O’Brien and Laetitia Dablanc at the Yangshan deep sea harbor, located in Shanghai China – the largest container port in the world.

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WCTR 2016 Conference Enhanced by MetroFreight Center of Exellence Research

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The 14 th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) took place on July 10 – 15, 2016 in Shanghai, China.  The program included more than 1,170 papers presented in oral and poster sessions.  The authors from 65 countries ensured that WCTR 2016 was a truly international event.  The MetroFreight Center of Excellence was well represented by research project presentations given by faculty, researchers and doctoral students from the University of Southern California (USC), California State ...

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Alison Conway Awarded Best Paper in Freight Track at WCTR 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MetroFreight researcher Alison Conway and co-authors received the 14 th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) best paper award for the Freight Transport and Logistics track.  Alison Conway, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, presented the paper, Cargo cycles for local delivery in New York City:  Performance and impacts, during the Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels and Cargo Bikes session on July 14, 2016 .   Her co-authors include Jialei ...

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Why Goods Movement Matters

Friday, June 24, 2016

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VREF Conference on Urban Freight 2016: Call for Papers - Extended Deadline

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Urban Freight Platform invites you to submit papers for The VREF Conference on Urban Freight 2016: Plan for the future - sharing urban space 17-19th of October 2016, Gothenburg Deadline for abstract submission extended to 12th June 2016! Participation at the conference is free of charge! The second international conference organised by the Urban Freight Platform will discuss the complexity of freight transport in urban areas with a focus on the need to share space both at ...

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Transportation Transformed: Advancing Eco-Friendly Mobility

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

VREF MetroFreight New York Team Sponsors On April 7, 2016, several MetroFreight team members from New York participated in a conference on Transportation Transformed:  Advancing Eco-Friendly Mobility, which was sponsored by the University Transportation Research Center and co-sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Speakers that day reflected on the challenges and potential for encouraging preferred ...
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VREF Conference on Urban Freight 2016: Call for Papers

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Call for papers The Urban Freight Platform invites you to submit papers for the The VREF conference on Urban Freight 2016: Plan for the future - sharing urban space 17-19th of October 2016, Gothenburg The second international conference organised by the Urban Freight Platform will discuss the complexity of freight transport in urban areas with a focus on the need to share space both at the city and regional level. Topics will include: sharing space for freight and passenger ...

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Quan Yuan Awarded Volvo Research & Educational Foundations Study Visit Grant

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Quan (Jack) Yuan, PhD candidate in Urban Planning and Development at the University of Southern California (USC), has recently been awarded a Study Visit Grant from the Volvo Research & Educational Foundations (VREF). Jack is currently involved with the MetroFreight Center of Excellence that is funded by VREF, working under the direction of Professor Genevieve Giuliano on urban freight research. Specifically, his recent research focuses on the environmental impacts of warehouses ...

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Spring 2016 METRANS News Now Available

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Spring 2016 Issue of METRANS News is now available.  Click here  for a PDF version. METRANS News  is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .
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Metrofreight Urban Freight Training Seminar In Paris

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

IFFSTAR hosted the first MetroFreight Urban Freight Training Seminar in Paris in December 2015. The two-day interactive workshop brought regional and municipal-level transportation planners from across France together to learn about legislative changes impacting the work of the planning agency, the results of the recently completed Paris Freight Survey and to discuss Best Practices. The trainees worked in teams to address urban logistics challenges and presented their findings to leading industry experts. The format proved popular with the trainees who welcomed the opportunity to work with peers from other regions and to learn from practitioners. The training will be repeated in 2016 and will include not only transport professionals, but city planners and representatives from economic development and commerce departments as well. Below are some photos from the training seminar.          

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TransCast - Henrik Nolmark

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Henrik Nolmark is the Executive Director of the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, backer of the METROFREIGHT Center of Excellence based at METRANS, and a major funder of the 2015 INUF Conference.  Henrik joined host Mat Kaplan for this exclusive conversation at the Long Beach, California gathering. TransCast is available here .

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Cargo Cycles for Local and Last Mile Delivery: Lessons from New York City

Monday, December 7, 2015

Alison Conway,  Assistant Professor, City College of New York, presents research on Cargo Cycles for Local and Last Mile Delivery: Lessons from New York City.  This research seminar took place at Portland State University on December 4, 2015.  Professor Conway’s research interests include the interface between freight and green non-motorized modes of transportation in urban settings. To read more, clik here . The presentation can be accessed from the slideshare website and the seminar video can be accessed on YouTube .

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VREF Educational Exchanges in Paris

Monday, November 30, 2015

From Chicago to Paris Takanori Sakai , a PhD student from the University of Illinois at Chicago (supervising Professor Kazuya Kawamura), spent three weeks at IFSTTAR on the Metrofreight Paris team during September-October 2015. Takanori worked with Adeline Heitz and Adrien Beziat on a comparison between Paris and Tokyo regarding the location of warehouses. Takanori benefited from receiving a VREF grant.    From Colombia to Paris Paola Cruz , a PhD student from the University of Los Andes in Colombia spent time on the Metrofreight Paris team in November 2015. She worked with Laetitia Dablanc, a co-supervisor of her PhD (supervising Professor Juan Pablo Bocarejo), on city logistics issues in Cali and Bogota. Paola benefited from a VREF grant to spend time at the University of Gothenburg Urban Freight Platform after her stay in Paris. 

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The Urban Freight Platform – International Research Seminar

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Urban Freight Platform (UFP) organized an international research seminar on urban freight. The focus of the seminar was presenting international and local urban freight research on a wide range of urban freight issues, including presentations by the international speakers Laetitia Dablanc (IFSTTAR, University of Paris-Est) and Paola Andrea Cruz Daraviña (University de los Andes, Bogota), complemented with presentations by researchers from the UFP. You can read more about the event ...

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MetroFreight Presentations at 2015 International Urban Freight Conference (I-NUF)

Friday, November 13, 2015

More than 20 MetroFreight researchers gave presentations at the 2015 International Urban Freight Conference on October 21-23, 2015, in Long Beach, California. The conference was established in 2006 and is held every two years. Organized by the METRANS Transportation Center, the purpose of I-NUF is to provide a forum for multidisciplinary research on all aspects of urban freight. The presentations are as follows: Mehrdad Aliasgari: A Cost-Effective Smartphone Solution for Traffic Management ...

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METRANS Introduces New Blog

Thursday, November 5, 2015

METRANS now has a blog and the first entry features Geraldine Knatz.  Her topic is "Public Investment in Seaports:  Have We Reached the Tipping Point? To go the blog section, click on the METRANS Blog banner on the lower left hand side of the home page or go to the About tab at the top of the home page.      

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Laetitia Dablanc presenting VREF Urban Freight at UNCTAD Meeting

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Laetitia Dablanc, a Research Director at IFSTTAR (Paris, France), one of the core partners in CoE MetroFreight, was invited to present VREF Theme Urban Freight at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Expert Meeting on Sustainable Freight Transport, which was held in Geneva on Oct 14-16, 2015. The discussions addressed challenges and opportunities for urban freight systems, and how these can best be addressed in order to seize opportunities, particularly in developing countries' megacities. Delegates from several countries (China, several Latin American countries, Morocco) expressed specific interest in urban freight issues. NGOs such as Climate & Clean Air Coalition, SLoCaT, ICCT, Smart Freight Centre expressed interest in further developing contacts with VREF. You can read more, visit Volvo Research And Educational Foundations page and for event details, click here .

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Call for Papers for the SPECIAL ISSUE titled Urban policy, freight distribution planning and behaviour change: stakeholders’ engagement, perception and reaction

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Call for Papers for the SPECIAL ISSUE titled Urban policy, freight distribution planning and behaviour change: stakeholders’ engagement, perception and reaction to be hosted by Italian Journal of Regional Science Important Dates Submission opens: October 1st, 2015 Deadline for submission of full paper: November 27th, 2015 Feedback from first-round reviews: March 11th, 2016 Deadline for re-submission of papers: July 1st, 2016 Feedback ...
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USC Students to Present Transportation Research at I-NUF Conference

Monday, October 5, 2015

By Arpita Sharma , MPP/MPL 2017 Six PhD students from the University of Southern California will present their transportation research at the METRANS International Urban Freight Conference (I-NUF) to be held October 21 to 23, 2015 at the Westin Long Beach Hotel. Established in 2006, The I-NUF Conference provides a forum for multidisciplinary research on all aspects of urban freight. The Conference raises the visibility of and is recognized as the premier venue for urban freight ...
Cargo Cycles for Urban Delivery:  North American Experience

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Cargo Cycles for Urban Delivery: North American Experience

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  Dr. Alison Conway, MetroFreight New York Research Team member, will participate as a featured speaker and share her research in a webinar discussion on August 19, 2015. Click here for more details on the VREF Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems website. The Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program is designed to share global best practice cases and real world examples of sustainable urban freight systems. This program is open to anyone with a professional or a personal ...
New York City in summertime, courtesy of Flickr user Bon Adrien, under a Creative Commons license.

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What happens when New York City streets become too crowded even for New Yorkers

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A New York City street is not like a street anywhere else in America. It is more frenetic, more teeming, more daunting, more commercial, more electric, more lawless, more infested, more sticky, more musical, more neon. Everywhere, lines are blurred or disobeyed. Pedestrians creep over the curb into the roadway. Restaurants spill out their doors into patio seating. Shoppers who intend to buy nothing at all gawk from the street through the windows instead. And now a UPS truck is honking ...

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Dr. Giuliano Presents Freight Landscape Research at 9th IACP Conference

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

MetroFreight Director Genevieve Giuliano presented her research on freight landscape as a transportation and land use topic of interest at the 9th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference at Chongqing University in Chongqing, China from June 19-21, 2015. The theme for the event was “New Urbanization:  Smart Growth and Sustainable Development.” “Cities are growing exponentially in China and this presents a wide range of transportation planning challenges,” ...

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Logistics providers’ association working with MetroFreight Paris team

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

AFILOG ( www.afilog.org ), one of the main French logistics providers’ organizations, has teamed up with the MetroFreight Paris team to set up a research project on urban planning issues related to the accommodation of logistics facilities in dense urban centers. The project will last from fall 2015 to the end of June 2016. It will involve a Master’s thesis on the issue, supervised by Laetitia Dablanc.

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City of Paris launches a bid for city logistics innovations

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Paris&Co, the Paris economic development agency, has launched a program to promote innovative experiments in sustainable urban logistics. Thirty-two proposals were submitted in June 2015. Evaluations took place during a two-day audition on June 24-25 in which Laetitia Dablanc (MetroFreight Paris) participated as a member of the jury. Final decisions will be announced at the end of July 2015. Experiments proposed range from the use of a barge for urban freight transportation on the Seine River to accommodation of urban logistics spaces in commercial and office buildings in dense Paris neighborhoods. Both large companies as well as start-ups participated. The description of the program can be found at: http://expe.parisregionlab.com/projet/181    

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Preparing for the New Panama Canal, TR NEWS, January – February 2015 edition

Friday, June 26, 2015

Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Theo Notteboom have co-authored The Legacy and Future of the Panama Canal: From Point of Transit to Transshipment Hub, a featured article in TR NEWS published by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies . In 2014, the Panama Canal celebrated its centennial – spotlighting its legacy as a gateway of international trade but also raising questions about its future in an increasingly integrated global economy.  The authors explore the transformations ...