CLUE presented its inaugural symposium, showcasing the research of the project’s first year and looking ahead to the future, on June 24, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the University of Toronto Faculty Club’s Wedgwood Room.
Several presenters generously consented to sharing their presentation files. Follow a hyperlinked presentation title to access the respective file.
- Welcome and CLUE Update – Professor Matt Roorda, Principal Investigator, City Logistics for the Urban Economy (CLUE)
Session 1: Harnessing Freight and Curb-side Management Data (Moderator: Dale Lynch, Transport Canada)
- Telematics: Review and Applications in Freight Transportation – Yunfei Ma, Master’s student, McMaster University
- Crowdsensing and Parking Data – Elham Heydari, PhD candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, York University
- Smart Infrastructure Enabled by Video-as-a-sensor Technology – David Heath, Sales Manager for Bosch Building Technologies Division in Canada, Robert Bosch Inc.
Session 2: E-Cargo Tricycle Deliveries in Toronto and Montreal (Moderator: Dr. Judy Farvolden, University of Toronto Mobility Network)
- Pilot E-Cargo Tricycle Deliveries at U of T campus – Matt Roorda, Professor, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
- City of Montreal E-Cargo Tricycle Delivery Pilot – Khelil Khelil, Senior Manager, Applied Research & Innovation, Digital Lab, Purolator Inc.
11:50 Lunch Panel Discussion “Decarbonizing Freight” (Moderator: Professor Daniel Posen, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto)
- Decarbonizing Canada’s Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Sector – Carolyn Kim, Senior Director, Pembina Institute
- Freight electrification and the role of telematics – Chad Saliba, Sr. Business Development Manager, Geotab
Session 3: Freight, Health, and the Environment (Moderator: Professor Mehdi Nourinejad, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University)
- Contribution of Diesel Trucks to Climate and Air Quality and Implications for Environmental Justice – Sara Torbatian, PhD student, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
- Why Reducing Transportation Emissions Matters! – Louise Aubin, Director, Peel Public Health
Dr. Matthew Roorda, Professor, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto and Principal Investigator, City Logistics for the Urban Economy (CLUE)