UA Ruhr Events

14. 10. 2020

Future Forum: Building Biopolis

October 14-17, 2020 | Virtual Event

Future Forum 2020
Future Forum 2020

We are proud to present some of our research on cities and climate at this year's Future Forum, October 14-17, 2020.

Workshop: Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Urban Areas on Friday October 16, 2020, 12:30-1:30 PM EST. Preliminary Program.

With the rise of the service economy, the demand for express transport has soared, making urban economies increasingly dependent on transportation systems with more frequent and customized deliveries. This requires not only a higher frequency of urban freight distribution, but also improved organization and management. Urban areas often pose economic and environmental challenges to efficient distribution of merchandise. Congestion within cities results in additional costs and delays. Restrictions to street access for trucks, pickups and deliveries pose additional constraints. Congestion and noise also have a negative impact on urban residents, affecting a city’s livability. Air pollution caused by traffic is a serious environmental concern for many cities as well. Urban logistics has become a salient sustainability issue.
How are these issues being addressed? What are some of the successful strategies and cutting-edge technologies that have accelerated distribution in urban areas? Join our speakers and share your innovative ideas during our workshop, which will include two global logistics experts, Prof. Uwe Clausen (TU Dortmund University) and Prof. John-Paul Clarke (Georgia Tech).

Urban Soundscapes: Throughout the Future Forum, listen to a sound installations and discussions on the importance of sounds in urban areas with artists and researchers. More details to come soon. Preliminary program.