WIT Press


ACTIVITIES TRAINING ON CITY LOGISTICS: CASE STUDY OF THE CALABRIA REGION, ITALY

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC190151

Volume

238

Pages

11

Page Range

161 - 171

Published

2019

Author(s)

TOMMASO CALABRÒ, GIUSEPPE IIRITANO, MARIA ROSARIA TRECOZZI

Abstract

The Calabria Region is among a few European regions that have financed a specific program for the implementation of city logistics policies. The Calabria Region is the only government in Italy that has developed an Implementation Plan and related Call to finance design and realization of city logistics in the last 10 years. The Region wants to pursue European sustainability targets to bring the Calabria people to be among the best in Europe by improving the livability of urban centers even with an efficient freight distribution. Starting with a Regional Transport Plan, the Calabria Region has implemented a set of different activities of public engagement carried out by regional offices to involve all stakeholders to make decisions on city logistics procedures. Among these activities are training activities including seminars, workshops, tabletops and games. The paper analyses the training activities on city logistics. Training activities are an element of the general planning process of the Regional Transport Plan, which has been implemented to support all cities involved in city logistics projects and to improve capability of all stakeholders such as public employees and managers, experts and researchers, associations, and authorities. According to literature, a classification training activities is proposed. In particular, the US training approaches are analysed and the training activities on city logistics in the case of the Calabria Region for city logistics is presented.

Keywords

city logistics, training, sustainable development, urban transport