The parallel sessions take place on Monday, June 18 at 2:30 to 4:45 pm.
The city as laboratory for mobility innovations and experiments
For two years Stuttgart has served as a „Living Lab“ for sustainable mobility culture. The Real-world laboratory for Sustainable Mobility coordinated by the University of Stuttgart brought together mobility experts, urban planners, social scientists and citizens to develop, deploy, and test – in real-world living environments – new technologies and strategies that respond to our fast changing world. However, what happens after the successful finalization of such pilots? How can we get from a test phase of mobility innovations to well-accepted and durable solutions that create livable urban environments? This session will present international experiences of cities and stakeholders from society and research in the design and implementation of pilots for better urban spaces.
New mobility – a challenge for urban planning
From accommodating new urban lifestyles to successfully reducing carbon emissions – transport and urban planning are more closely linked to each other than ever. This session shows and discusses international good practice on how developers provide much more vibrant neighborhoods with less car traffic, and how sustainable transport lies at the core of urban regeneration. It will also showcase planning tools needed to foster cooperation between cities and businesses.The international speakers will give participants access to first-hand knowledge on inspiring projects, and are ready to discuss how other cities can also stimulate similar developments.
Smart traffic, less pollution and new businesses with innovative city logistics
Logistics is essential to ensure that cities are vibrant and attractive for people to live in. Because of the increasing amount and complexity of shipments in cities, municipalities are confronted with more congestion, noise, illegal parking and higher levels of pollution. These negative effects not only reduce quality of life for residents, they are also harmful for the environment and affect the attractiveness of cities. Moreover, digital technologies, innovations in retailing and new service concepts offer opportunities to reorganize the logistic value chain, especially in the realm of what is called „last mile logistics“. In doing so, city logistic becomes an important field of application for different branches and industries to expand their businesses or to offer new business solutions.
Thus, common practices used in city logistics need to be reconsidered and modified by cities in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders in order to achieve more sustainable and smarter solutions for urban logistics. Urban distribution becomes more and more finely meshed. Clients expect shorter delivery times and a more flexible and reliable delivery service. As a consequence, new players, branches and industries enter the field. The session will present innovative ways of organizing city logistics, sketching the future of urban logistics and highlighting best practices from cities that successfully combine environmentally friendly transport modes with an efficient delivery of goods.