Centre for Sustainable Road Freight 2018-2023

Lead Research Organisation: University of Westminster
Department Name: School of Architecture & the City

Abstract

This programme brings together teams from Herriot Watt University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Westminster and Durham University: providing a multidisciplinary focus on the research needed to enable and underpin radical measures to decarbonise the UK's road freight transport sector. The researchers are augmented by a consortium of 22 industrial partners, drawn from users, suppliers and participants in the road logistics sector. These industrial members provide advice and guidance as well as a rapid route to prototyping and implementation of solutions.

The first 5-year programme, conducted by the same team, laid the foundations and showed that radical measures are necessary to hit the UK Government's CO2 reduction targets. It also showed that integration between logistics solutions, vehicle technology, and policy measures is essential. This experience has shaped the design of the proposed programme.

The new research programme will run for 5 years and has three themes: (i) data collection and management, (ii) logistics systems, and (iii) vehicle technology. A portfolio of 23 projects spans the themes.

The first strand of projects (funded mainly by EPSRC), will focus on reducing barriers to promising strategic, deep decarbonisation technologies and solutions. These projects will create and integrate new data, new modelling tools and decision support systems, to create new insights about technological and logistical solutions, compelling arguments for their early adoption and recommendations for the necessary policy measures. Driven by a desire to model and then quantify the benefits of radical logistics options, the models will be developed and validated with data from real freight operations by the industrial partners, collected by novel automated means. Alternative vehicle fuels and power trains and ways of significantly reducing energy consumption will be investigated.

The second strand of projects (funded mainly by EPSRC and industry) will focus on extending and optimising the capabilities of promising technologies and on increasing their impact when applied to decarbonisation of road freight. Applied research into the dynamics of logistics mode decisions and testing of novel logistics options such as horizontal collaboration, co-loading and reorganisation of logistics infrastructure, will be enabled by tools developed in the first strand. Technologies developed in the first 5 years of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF) will be tested in two separate full-scale field trials with consortium partners, funded by InnovateUK. Road-mapping will provide a mechanism for corporates, government departments and researchers to build a common view of the future.

The projects in the third strand (funded by Energy Technologies Institute) will focus on implementation of tools and practices that offer immediate impact. These include novel and powerful software systems for industry to use in data collection and for vehicle characterisation and fleet decarbonisation. Research into the drivers of strategy and policy will, likewise identify the most powerful ways to influence adoption of technologies and logistics solutions.

The Road Freight Systems Living Laboratory ('Living Lab') is the central integrating element of the SRF's five-year research programme. Almost every project in the Centre will be part of it. The Living Lab will provide a test bed to measure and model freight operations; to develop technical and logistical interventions based on real-time logistics data; to test the interventions in simulation; to develop decision support tools (several based on work done in the first 5 years of the SRF) and eventually to implement and trial the tools and systems in practice. The Living Lab will be based on an integrated software and data platform that is currently being built by the research team and industry partners.
 
Description The research on the initial SRF grant is now completed, though the operation of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight is continuing under industry funding and a follow-on grant from EPSRC (2018-2023).
We have confirmed the usefulness of tow tank testing for investigations of trailer underbody flows. New knowledge on trailer wake flows has been established, linking flow structure and unsteadiness to drag and geometric details. A number of add-on devices have been tested and their effect on drag and flow structure has been quantified. Recommendations for methods to improve the aerodynamic performance of trailers will be made in due course. We have developed novel methods for collecting data from vehicles in-service and from live logistics systems. We have developed methods for comparing vehicle performance in service using 'big data' methods and data collected in-service. We have developed methods for automatically identifying parameter values for vehicle simulations using measured data. We have developed systems for logistics and vehicle data collection and data management. We have generated some major findings about prospects for electrification of road freight and tools for helping freight operators transition their fleets to electric operations. We are currently developing a large-scale applications. We have developed a substantial capability for agent-based-modelling of logistics and have applied this to a wide range of applications. We have developed a substantial new activity in cold chain logistics and its application to vaccine distribution.
Exploitation Route Road Freight Industry: practical tools and advice for reducing fuel consumption and emissions, Government: policy roadmaps and strategies for decarbonising road freight
Sectors Transport

 
Description As a part of project work we hold bi-annual SRF Policy Working Group meetings to disseminate the key findings from various SRF projects to stakeholders from local and national government, trade bodies, industry & academia. Based on the outcomes of the research, a series of policy briefings has also been published (https://www.csrf.ac.uk/outputs-home/policy-briefings-2/). We also responded to various public consultations related to sustainability of the road freight sector in the UK (e.g. the most recent submission was the response to the Department for Transport's Future of Freight Roundtables by Julian Allen and Maja Piecyk). It is expected that dissemination activities of the Centre will help national and international policy makers to develop policy measures and interventions aimed at long-term improvements of sustainability of road freight transport and logistics systems. The tools developed in the project support road freight operators in their decision making processes, and can help them identify the best ways to reduce environmental impact of their activities. It is too early for significant impact but in the long term this will help reduce the environmental impact of road freight, extend the life or road infrastructure, and may lead to wider societal consequences.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description A time of unprecedented change in the transport system, Foresight Future of Mobility project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-of-mobility
 
Description Input into National Infrastructure Commission (2019) Better Delivery: The Challenge for Freight, Freight Study final report, National Infrastructure Commission
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact National Infrastructure Commission (2019) Better Delivery: The Challenge for Freight, Freight Study final report, National Infrastructure Commission. Advice on how deliveries can be improved. https://www.nic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Better-Delivery-April-2019.pdf
URL https://www.nic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Better-Delivery-April-2019.pdf
 
Description Response to the Department for Transport's Future of Freight Roundtables
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Denby Transport 
Organisation Denby Transport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution • Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution • In particular, secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2013
 
Description Denby Transport Ltd 
Organisation Denby Transport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Ongoing research
Collaborator Contribution Contributions in-kind, including provision of unique special-purpose articulated link trailer for testing
Impact Active path-following steering system licensed to industrial partner
Start Year 2013
 
Description Goodyear 
Organisation Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Haldex 
Organisation Haldex
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution • Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution • In particular, secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2013
 
Description Haldex Brake Products Ltd 
Organisation Haldex
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
Start Year 2006
 
Description John Lewis 
Organisation John Lewis Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Logistics UK (former FTA) 
Organisation Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Optrak 
Organisation Optrak Distribution Software Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description RHA 
Organisation Road Haulage Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided advice and technology to help reduce fuel consumption and decarbonise road freight vehicles
Collaborator Contribution Advice and strategic direction for the research
Impact All Centre outcomes
Start Year 2015
 
Description SDC Trailers 
Organisation SDC Trailers
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sainsbury 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided advice and technology to help reduce fuel consumption and decarbonise road freight vehicles
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions through membership subscriptions Provided advice and strategic direction for research programme
Impact All SRF Centre research outputs
Start Year 2015
 
Description Tesco 
Organisation Tesco Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Transdek 
Organisation Transdek
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description Turners 
Organisation Turners (Soham) Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided advice and technology to help reduce fuel consumption and decarbonise road freight vehicles
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions through membership subscriptions Provided advice and strategic direction for research programme Provided access to vehicles, drivers and data
Impact All SRF Centre research outputs
Start Year 2015
 
Description UPS 
Organisation University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras
Country Puerto Rico 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided advice and technology to help reduce fuel consumption and decarbonise road freight vehicles
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions through membership subscriptions. Provided advice and strategic direction for research programme.
Impact All SRF Centre research outputs
Start Year 2019
 
Description UPS Ltd 
Organisation United Parcel Service of America (UPS) Inc
Department UPS Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Modelling and measurement
Collaborator Contribution Provided data and insight into their operations
Impact Models of last mile logistics systems in a number of cities in the UK.
Start Year 2019
 
Description VCL 
Organisation Value Chain Laboratories
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking with other partners Exposure to industry Product ideas
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions through member subscriptions Software engineering support
Impact SRF Optimiser - software
Start Year 2015
 
Description Volvo 
Organisation Volvo Trucks
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description 6th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Around 100 participants representing academia, business, policy and industry trade bodies attended the 6th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight, Cambridge, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 7th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight Transport 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 7th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight is an annual event organised by the project team in order to disseminate project results, ongoing research, and stimulate debate and collaboration between academia, business and policy makers. This was a three day online event and it attracted audience from all over the world. Over 300 participants signed up to participate in the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.csrf.ac.uk/event/7th-international-workshop-sustainable-road-freight/
 
Description 8th SRF workshop on Sustainable Road Freight 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 8th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight. Online event in November 2021, attracted over 300 registrations. The aims of this annual conference are to disseminate the research outputs of the Centre, increase impact of the research, promote collaboration amongst academics, industry and policy makers, and develop ideas for future projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.csrf.ac.uk/events/8th-international-workshop-on-sustainable-road-freight/
 
Description Cao, M. Using scenarios to support sustainable transport development in Beijing and its implications for freight transport, Sustainable Road Freight Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Cao, M. (2020). Using scenarios to support sustainable transport development in Beijing and its implications for freight transport, Sustainable Road Freight Annual Conference (Seminar Series), London, 28th May 2020 (Online seminar).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Challenges and opportunities in London's last-mile deliveries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Julian Allen made a presentation on Challenges and opportunities in London's last-mile deliveries, at the JLL London and South East Industrial Seminar, on 16 October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dr Allan Woodburn: Rail's role in the decarbonisation of freight transport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact About 50 practitioners, trade body representatives and academics attended the presentation, it increased awareness of the role of the rail freight in decarbonisation of freight transport in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview for The Guardan: Delivery disaster: the hidden environmental cost of your online shopping 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview by Emine Saner of the Guardian interviewing Julian Allen about the environmental implications of on-line shopping
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/news/shortcuts/2020/feb/17/hidden-costs-of-online-delivery-environment
 
Description Julian Allen participated in an Industrial Logistics Sounding Board meeting on 12 November 2019 in London between the Greater London Authority, London boroughs, and industrial members to discuss logistics land in London, as an input to the Mayor of London's ongoing work on the London Plan. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Julian Allen participated in an Industrial Logistics Sounding Board meeting on 12 November 2019 in London between the Greater London Authority, London boroughs, and industrial members to discuss logistics land in London, as an input to the Mayor of London's ongoing work on the London Plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Julian Allen was interviewed by a journalist for an article she wrote on the environmental sustainability of last-mile deliveries in The Guardian newspaper: Emine Saner (2020) Delivery disaster: the hidden environmental cost of your online shopping, The Guardian, 17 February 2020. https://www.theguardian.com/news/shortcuts/2020/feb/17/hidden-costs-of-online-delivery-environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Julian Allen was interviewed by a journalist for an article she wrote on the environmental sustainability of last-mile deliveries in The Guardian newspaper:
Emine Saner (2020) Delivery disaster: the hidden environmental cost of your online shopping, The Guardian, 17 February 2020.
https://www.theguardian.com/news/shortcuts/2020/feb/17/hidden-costs-of-online-delivery-environment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/news/shortcuts/2020/feb/17/hidden-costs-of-online-delivery-environment
 
Description Julian Allen: expert contribution to the UK Government's Open Innovation Team's work on the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of geospatial data in the transport sector. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Julian Allen: expert contribution to the UK Government's Open Innovation Team's work on the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of geospatial data in the transport sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Logistics initiatives to improve efficiency and sustainability of last-mile parcel delivery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Allen, J. (2019) Logistics initiatives to improve efficiency and sustainability of last-mile parcel delivery, presented at 'Vans and urban freight: Drivers of demand, impacts and future innovations in last mile delivery' TSUG seminar, 16 January, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Logistics initiatives to improve efficiency and sustainability of last-mile parcel delivery - A presentation given by Julian Allen at the LoCity Vans Working Group, 23 October, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation given by Julian Allen at the LoCity Vans Working Group, 23 October, London looking into the various innovative initiatives being used by logistics providers to tackle the last-mile delivery problem in urban areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation in Industrial Logistics Sounding Board meeting for the Greater London Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Julian Allen participated in an Industrial Logistics Sounding Board meeting on 12 November 2019 in London between the Greater London Authority, London boroughs, and industrial members to discuss logistics land in London, as an input to the Mayor of London's ongoing work on the London Plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in a meeting between JLL and the Greater London Authority to discuss logistics land in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Julian Allen took part in a meeting between JLL and the Greater London Authority to discuss logistics land in London, on 25 November 2019 as an input to the Mayor of London's ongoing work on the London Plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the annual Road Haulage Association conference: Move to low carbon road freight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at the annual Road Haulage Association conference. Title: Move to low carbon road freight
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation title: Goods Deliveries to London Schools: Improving Efficiency and Sustainability, Marzena Piotrowska 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation title: Goods Deliveries to London Schools: Improving Efficiency and Sustainability
Presented at 4th VREF Conference on Urban Freight, 24 March 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Woodburn, A.: Expert contribution to the UK Government's Open Innovation Team's work on the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of geospatial data in the transport sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Expert contribution to the UK Government's Open Innovation Team's work on the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of geospatial data
in the transport sector, in collaboration with the Geospatial Commission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020