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Smart Freight Symposium 2020 showcases research, partnerships, and innovation in goods movement

The 2nd annual Smart Freight Symposium presented by the Smart Freight Centre was hosted by the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University the mornings of November 20 and 27, 2020. This year’s Symposium was held remotely on Zoom and was attended by over 100 invited guests. Thirty-seven speakers and moderators from government, NGOs, universities, …

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Freight sector missing from plans to scale up zero-emissions vehicle use: Pembina

New report identifies gaps in Canada’s goods movement system as deliveries, emissions rise A new report evaluating the uptake of zero-emission vehicles in Canada’s freight sector says there are considerable policy and investment gaps that must be filled in order to scale-up efforts to transition to a clean transportation system. The report, Building a zero-emission …

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Smart Freight Centre welcomes new partner Ryerson University

Ryerson joins York, McMaster and U of T at centre of excellence for goods movement The Smart Freight Centre welcomes Ryerson University, its first new university partner since the centre was established. “Ryerson has a rich research community actively engaged in projects that are related to the scope of the Smart Freight Centre,” says Smart …

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Ewing on emissions impact of freight activity

“Freight’s carbon footprint soaring” (Today’s Trucking, November 23, 2020) reports on a Smart Freight Symposium presentation by Maddy Ewing, Analyst at Pembina Institute, on November 20, 2020. Ewing’s presentation “Urban Freight Electrification in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area” will be shared on the Smart Freight Centre website soon. The 2020 Smart Freight Symposium continues …

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Mousavi presents “Stochastic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping and Mobile Depots” at INFORMS

Kianoush Mousavi, PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, presented “Stochastic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping and Mobile Depots” on November 13, 2020 at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 2020 Annual Meeting. View the videorecording on YouTube: Kianoush Mousavi “Stochastic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping and Mobile Depots.” Abstract – This study …

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Smart Freight Leadership Seminar Series features Dr. Alison Conway “Freight and Complete Streets: Moving Goods in Shared Urban Space”

Dr. Alison Conway of the City College of New York presented “Freight and Complete Streets: Moving Goods in Shared Urban Space,” as the inaugural event of the Smart Freight Centre Leadership Seminar Series, on November 6, 2020. Professor Matthew Roorda, Chair of the Smart Freight Centre, introduced the session and moderated the Q & A following …

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Smart Freight Centre launches new research collaborations on safer, cleaner and more efficient transport of goods in the GTHA

This story by Tyler Irving was originally posted on University of Toronto Engineering News, November 4, 2020. From take-out pizza to online shopping — which nearly doubled in Canada this year— the use of home delivery has greatly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. But according to Professor Matt Roorda (CivMin), what happens between clicking “add …

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Toronto City Council approves first Freight and Goods Movement Strategy

Toronto City Council has approved the City’s first Freight and Goods Movement Strategy that will help make transportation of freight and goods safer, more reliable and more sustainable in and around Toronto. The Freight and Goods Movement Strategy identifies 24 strategic actions that the City, led by the Transportation Services division in partnership with other …

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Smart Freight Centre research partnership receives major funding award

ANNOUNCEMENT Download Announcement PDF The Smart Freight Centre is delighted to announce that a new research initiative entitled “CLUE: City Logistics for the Urban Economy”, has received a major funding award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Research projects funded by NSERC Alliance Grants must be supported by partner organizations that …

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