2015-05-26

Organising and Managing Urban Freight Partnership

Partnerships can contribute significantly to solving urban freight problems; they provide a good oppor­tunity to consider the various perspectives of stake­holders and thereby identify possible solutions. This policy brief presents a framework for organis­ing and managing urban freight partnerships.

Brief Targets:

  • Transport authorities at the city and local (sub-city) levels.
  • Urban freight-transport stakeholders.
  • Researchers, practitioners and consultants interested in urban freight and stakeholder involvement in urban freight transport.

Link to the brief: Organising and Managing Urban Freight PartnershipPDF (pdf, 542.9 kB)

Authors: Maria Lindholm and Michael Browne

Key Messages:

  • Partnerships are valuable for engaging urban-freight stakeholders.
  • Partnerships require effective management and organisation.
  • In addition to achieving objectives, disseminating results is also important.
  • Outcomes are not limited to physical objects and projects; relationships and knowledge exchange between participants provide a foundation for further improving urban freight.
  • A focus on long-term possibilities is important.
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