Dr. Carlos Rivera-Gonzalez has been awarded the prestigious Lee Schipper Scholarship Award for transformative research proposals to challenge conventional wisdom awarded by Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) and the Urban Mobility program of the World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
Dr. Rivera’s proposal titled “Transforming Urban Logistics: Demand-Centric Policy Impacts on Freight Efficient Land-Uses” will answer the research question of whether optimal locations for distribution centers are sensitive to changes in demand management policies (e.g., consolidation of cargo). Solving this research question is of significant relevance to urban areas considering how land-use policy changes (e.g., changes in zoning) might take several years to achieve benefits. On the contrary, demand management policies produce an almost instantaneous impact. More information about the Lee Schipper Scholarship Award can be found here: https://vref.se/lee-schipper-scholarship/