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  • "Urban Planning"
    Urban planning is the process of developing and designing urban areas to meet the needs of a community, including techniques such as predicting population growth, zoning, geographic mapping and analysis, analyzing park space, surveying the water supply, identifying transportation patterns, recognizing food supply demands, allocating healthcare and social services, and analyzing the impact of land use.
Start Date: February 2024
Funding: Vinnova (Verket för innovationssystem) Sweden's Innovation Agency - Future Mobility Innovation Funding for collaborations between Sweden and the USA
Project Budget: $96,000
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Giacomo Dalla Chiara
Partner(s): KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
The project addresses the critical but often overlooked aspects of delivery drivers’ walking and parking behaviors in urban logistics. With 80% of a delivery driver’s time spent outside the vehicle during the last leg of delivery, comprehending these dynamics becomes pivotal for sustainable urban delivery routes. For the first time, the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) will work together to address this challenge, with the support of two established logistics companies...