Save the Date! Welcome to the 2019 International Urban Freight Conference. I-NUF was established in 2006 and is held every two years. Organized by the METRANS Transportation Center, the
Save the Date!
Welcome to the 2019 International Urban Freight Conference. I-NUF was established in 2006 and is held every two years. Organized by the METRANS Transportation Center, the purpose of I-NUF is to provide a forum for multidisciplinary research on all aspects of urban freight. It draws participants from around the world representing the research community, the private sector, and government.
Urban freight is a growing area of research. As the population becomes increasingly urbanized, cities become larger and more dense; transport demands of both passengers and freight become more challenging to manage. When population and economic activity are concentrated, the externalities of freight–air pollution, noise, traffic congestion–affect more people. At the same time, some of the solutions that solve passenger transport problems, such as more use of non-motorized modes or alternative fuel vehicles, are much more difficult to apply to freight transport. Cities have historically been centers of trade, and globalization has reinforced this role. The largest ports, airports, and trade centers are located in cities, adding another dimension to urban freight. Finally, freight accounts for a substantial share of all transport sector GHG emissions. Developing ways to reduce these emissions is critical, whether through better managing freight demand, more efficient freight flows, new vehicle technologies, or other strategies.
Conference details will be updated soon.
october 16 (Wednesday) - 18 (Friday)