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Research in Urban Goods Transport

Granted by Elof Hansson Foundation

The Elof Hansson Foundation awards grants to the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg.

Support innovative research

The Elof Hansson Foundation awards grants to various institutions, including the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. These funds are utilized by the University to support innovative research projects. In the fall of 2022, the school welcomed guest professor Anne Goodchild for a four-month project aimed at advancing sustainable urban goods transport.

Anne Goodchild

Anne Goodchild is a professor of civil and environmental engineering with a focus on logistics from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Her work experience includes fifteen years of leading freight transportation research, and she is an international border and port operations expert as well as author and co-author of more than 100 research publications.

Developing sustainable transport solutions globally

Her time in Sweden allowed her to draw valuable comparisons between North America and Europe, particularly Sweden. The research team at the University of Gothenburg is dedicated to understanding how political and administrative decisions impact urban freight systems. This knowledge is crucial for developing more sustainable goods transport solutions globally.

In recent years, sustainability has emerged as the primary driving force in the evolution of urban goods transport. Previously considered peripheral, sustainability is now central to discussions and efforts within the field. While solutions to reduce the carbon footprint are actively being explored, achieving comprehensive results will require a combination of different strategies, including offsets and carbon sequestration.

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