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City distribution planning: a partnership for sustainable mobility

Thursday, 28 March 2019

In times of increasing road congestion and alarming CO2 emissions, we need innovative solutions to turn things around. Goodman is committed to playing its part in this transformation towards a more sustainable mobility, which will help keep the logistics sector competitive and our cities livable and healthy.
 
There is a lot the transport and logistics sector can do to reduce its environmental impact. The Flemish Institute for Logistics (VIL) has taken a leading role in this process. The VIL is an innovation platform for logistics, founded by the Flemish government to bring on new and sustainable city distribution initiatives.
 
The R!sult project
 
The VIL recently launched ‘R!sult’, a research project that is designed to develop an integrated solution for the rising number of city deliveries. The R!sult project, which stands for Responsive Sustainable Urban Logistics, is the next step towards more efficient logistics and livable city centres. 

How we can achieve this? By mapping current flows of goods and the different needs of all stakeholders, as well as analysing best practices, trends, new technologies and successful experiments. This data will enable R!sult to build a generic roadmap with specific actions, like combining smart ways of transport and installing micro warehouses in city centres, to make the logistics sector stronger and more sustainable.

Goodman’s commitment
 
As a logistics property developer, Goodman has a vital role to play in this process. We can make a difference by building logistic hubs that respond to the needs of all types of customers, from transport companies to e-commerce businesses and retailers. Only by working together, can we achieve our shared ambition of creating a sustainable ecosystem of logistics.