While we are all aware that the way we move has been changed by the Covid pandemic- with a potential to radically change our cities, less is spoken about freight transport. E-commerce has increased dramatically during the pandemic, for example, bringing new types of freight flows and an increase in road freight transport in Europe. What does this mean for urban freight transport – what are some current challenges and opportunities for the sector, and what is being done?
Dr. Anna Clark has worked in the field of urban mobility for 15 years. She works in the innovation team at EIT Urban Mobility based in Copenhagen, and is Challenge Area Lead for Sustainable City Logistics. Before joining EIT Urban Mobility, she worked as a sustainable transport consultant in Sweden (Head of Area Climate, Energy and Environment), and as a project manager for European mobility projects at the city network Polis in Brussels. She holds a PhD in transport from the Institute of Transport Studies at the University of Leeds in England. Anna’s drive is in supporting the shift to sustainable urban mobility, and she is particularly passionate about working on decarbonisation of the transport sector to help us reach our climate goals. She also holds the position of president in the organization Women@EIT.