Freight Frenzy: Ensuring Access to Goods while Managing Externalities

Date & Time

Monday, October 26, 2020, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM


Alison Conway, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York


Abisai Konstantinus, CEO, Ndatara, Swakopmund, Namibia
Paulo Oliveira, Civil Engineer, Scambo Consulting, São Paulo, Brazil
Lin Ya-Ling, Senior Specialist, EcoLogistics Community Chair Office, Taoyuan City


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of goods movement in supporting livelihoods, but at the same time has demonstrated inequalities in access to goods, logistics sector labor participation, and risk exposure from freight activities. More and more, our cities are grappling with their dependence on freight activities, and mitigating road safety risks and poor air quality within the overcrowded street environment. This session will bring together a panel of experts from around the world to discuss the role, challenges and frameworks of goods movement in supporting populations, local and regional economies.

Deep Dive Discussions - These are concurrent sessions on a specific topic that includes a panel of experts. Participants will also be placed in small groups to delve deeper into questions and ideas that speaker pose.

Session Type

Deep Dive Discussion