Increasing digital e-commerce has major implications for urban logistics. The presentation will consider developments from an international perspective linked to the research network that the Urban Freight Platform is part of. New logistics patterns and changes in the use of space in cities have major implications for the public and private sectors. The presentation will consider what needs to change and how the public and private sector needs to work together to find solutions.
Michael Browne was appointed professor at the University of Gothenburg in 2015 having been part of the Visiting Professor Program. His main research focus is on urban goods transport and he provides academic leadership in the Urban Freight Platform a University of Gothenburg and Chalmers initiative supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations. He is committed to engaging practitioners and policy-makers with the research community on all aspects of logistics impacting on future urban goods transport. Before his appointment he was at the University of Westminster in London for 25 years and he continues to chair the Central London Freight Partnership.