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  • Project Summary, Objectives and Expected Impacts

    LEAD will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six cities in TEN-T urban Nodes, namely Madrid (Spain), The Hague (the Netherlands), Budapest (Hungary), Lyon (France), Oslo (Norway) and Porto (Portugal).

    These will test and represent different innovative solutions for city logistics to address the requirements of the on-demand economy, while aligning competing interests and creating value for all different stakeholders in a public-private setting.

    Each value case will allow for the development of solutions for shared, connected, and low-emission logistics operations, empowered by an adaptive modelling approach and the Digital Twin models. Agent-based models will be used to enable logistics stakeholders to recognise their roles and business models, including relevant operational, tactical, and strategic decisions in the Digital Twin, mirroring value cases in city life.

    The long-term vision of LEAD is to design an open, physical internet-inspired framework for smart city logistics that incorporates the created Digital Twins, laying the foundations for the development of large-scale city Digital Twins.

    The main results of LEAD will be:

    • Value cases co-design: LEAD will develop a contextual framework to support the design and implementation of cost-effective sustainable integrated city logistics systems, by involving stakeholders in the co-creation of innovative last mile solutions and services that address the needs of the on-demand economy.

    • Digital Twinning Tools: LEAD will design and develop a simulation-based impact assessment environment and a Digital Twin Model, for evaluating alternative city logistics strategies, measuring the impact of interventions and supporting well informed data-driven decision and policy making.

    • Validation in Living Labs: LEAD will demonstrate and validate project concepts and tools in six intervention areas (Madrid, The Hague, Lyon, Budapest, Oslo, Porto), with heterogeneous urban, social and governance conditions and logistics profiles, representative of the European diversity, involving all actors in exploring combinations of different measures toward implementing optimal logistics solutions.

    • Scale-up: LEAD will formulate a Roadmap towards PI-inspired zero emission city logistics consolidating project experiences from the Living Labs, accelerate take-up of sustainable solutions through stakeholder engagement and capacity building and provide practical guidelines on the use of LEAD tools and Digital Twins in SUMPs and SULPs process steps.

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