NOVELOG, New Cooperative Business Models and Guidance for Sustainable City Logistics, will perform a detailed demonstration of the Novelog tools and the NOVELOG yellow pages as well as a presentation of the Novelog pilots and case studies outcomes and best practices.
NOVELOG is a three year research project focusing on gaining insight into urban freight transport (UFT) and providing guidance for implementing effective and sustainable policies and measures. This guidance has be given through a 4 step – 4 tool approach aiming to help cities “Understand” their UFT environment, “Focus” on the most suitable measures and policies, “Assess” these measures and “Guide” the cities in their effective implementation.
12 cities and regions are involved in the project: Athens, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Emilia-Romagna Region, Gothenburg, Graz, London, Mechelen, Pisa, Rome, Turin, and Venice.
Each city has specific as well as common priorities and needs, different maturity level, different mix of measures and interventions, but the same objective: a more sustainable & liveable city. To this end, they are developing a pilot or case study in order to achieve the following results and impacts:
NOVELOG provides guidance on: 1) supporting the choice of the most optimal and applicable solutions to improve urban freight transport and delivery services; 2) facilitating stakeholder collaboration; 3) developing and testing measuers on the field, as well as transferring best governance and business models. This has been achieved through:
These activities have been accompanied by the production of the NOVELOG tools: Novelog Understanding the cities tool, Novelog Toolkit, NOVELOG Evaluation Tool, NOVELOG Impact assessment Guidance Tool that are expected to support the take-up impact of NOVELOG project to wider international city and industrial networks and beyond the project’s lifetime.