Shaping urban freight systems via a participatory approach to inform policy-making

Daniela Paddeu*, Paulus Aditjandra

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the upcoming era of new technologies, a transport system is expected to be 'more sustainable,' 'safer,' and 'more efficient.' However, to what extent is this true? Based on the results of a series of stakeholder engagement workshops, the paper explores the vision of different stakeholders about urban freight of the future. A Participatory Approach was used to allow stakeholders to identify the problem and co-design a set of solutions. Potential impacts of innovative urban deliveries on economy, environment, and society were analysed. Methodology and results were then compared with those of a city stakeholder engagement workshop delivered in Newcastle upon-Tyne in 2014. Stakeholders considered that an "engaging" and "easy to use" process was needed to facilitate the process and it encouraged participants to find solutions for a 'common good.' The participatory approach proposed in this process would support transport planners and policy-makers to design and implement a consistent policy framework for future sustainable urban freight systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number441
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2020


  • Participatory approach
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Sustainability
  • Urban freight of the future

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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