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Topical collection - Accommodating Urban Freight in City Planning

European Transport Research Review is now accepting submissions for a topical collection on Accommodating Urban Freight in City Planning.

Urbanization is an incontrovertible trend, and local authorities are facing major challenges in order to create and sustain attractive, liveable and dense urban areas. The requirements to achieve safe and efficient freight transport operations are rarely considered in early phases of urban development. There is a need to increase the knowledge of how to plan for freight, but to do that it is important to understand the planning processes at different levels.
Many cities are involved in major regeneration programmes that will result in dramatic changes to patterns of mobility as well as liveability. At the same time there are many smaller scale initiatives where planning decisions need to take account of many stakeholders needs - for example in the US the desire to create 'complete streets' or the overarching objective of ‘attractive and liveable cities’ in Europe. The implications for transport are wider than road freight since all modes of transport are potentially affected by urban planning decisions for major redevelopments.
Guest editors:
• Michael Browne, Gothenburg University
• Ivan Sanchez-Diaz, Chalmers University of Technology
Deadline for submissions:
December 30, 2016
Should you have any questions, please contact Michael Browne at michael.browne@handels.gu.se or Ivan Sanchez-Diaz at ivan.sanchez@chalmers.se.
For more information about the journal and to submit your manuscript, visit the journal website:
Please note that ECTRI sponsors a number of waivers to Article Processing Charges each year, and authors who wish to benefit from this should contact the Editor-in-Chief for a submission code at: .a.d.may@its.leeds.ac.uk.