Saturday June 22, 2024

Podcast - Heleen Buldeo Rai on how urban logistics facilities can be good neighbours

Heleen Buldeo Rai
Heleen Buldeo Rai

Heleen Buldeo Rai, Assistant Professor at VUB in Brussels, discusses her research into how urban logistics facilities can be good neighbours.

  • Warehouses and logistics centres getting closer to the city centre

  • What makes New York City an interesting city for studying urban warehouses

  • Population density, strength of e-commerce and zoning

  • Cross-docking operations in NYC

  • Delivery activities happening at the kerb/curb

  • Community ignorance of the supply chain

  • Friction between local residents and e-commerce logistics

  • Best practices for urban warehouses to be good neighbours

  • Regulatory frameworks

  • Streets accommodating personal mobility as well as delivery vehicles

  • The aesthetical aspect of urban warehouses

  • Eco transfer concept - consolidating urban parcels and using environmentally-friendly vehicles

  • Blocks and buffers

  • Organising traffic

  • Urban warehouses and cities' sustainability transitions

  • Reducing stem distance

Download the full “Urban warehouses as good neighbors: Findings from a New York City case study” research paper.

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