Freight and logistics don’t receive a lot of media and political attention, yet policy for this area is vital to the successful workings of London and other cities.
Cities won’t be able to tackle their climate change, pollution or congestion challenges without a more sustainable approach to freight and logistics. At the same time, changes to the way we work, shop and live and fast-developing transport technologies are presenting the freight and logistics industries with new challenges, and opportunities.
In this roundtable we will ask:
- How are new technologies, new social changes and new economic patterns affecting freight and logistics?
- What are other leading international cities doing to manage freight and logistics journey volumes better?
- Overall, how might we decarbonise urban freight and logistics industry by 2030?
The roundtable will be an opportunity to share experiences and good practice on how megacities can create logistics infrastructure fit for the future, and reduce its impacts on the environment and urban communities. The roundtable will bring together leaders from city and transport authorities, freight and delivery companies, and transport and environment experts from megacities that share London’s challenges.
The discussion will feed into our Freight and Deliveries research project, looking at how we bring the climate change agenda home to London.