Professors Stanisław Iwan and Kinga Kijewska will be presenting the webinar “Knowledge-based City Logistics – the Challenge for the Cities of Today and Future” on Monday, July 24th, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST.
This webinar will be simultaneously screened to a live audience at the University of Toronto ITS Lab.
Urban areas face the challenge of making transport sustainable from the environment, competitiveness, and social perspectives. Municipalities, stakeholders, and users of urban freight transport are looking for measures that could reduce the negative impact of freight transport on the city environment. Urban sustainability challenges have been exacerbated by the growth in online purchasing and B2C deliveries, leading to increased complexity in urban freight with a large number of vans, small freight vehicles, and cargo-bikes.
An important difficulty in obtaining data for urban freight transport systems is the fact that urban deliveries involve private companies, which usually refuse to share data on their transactions, supplies, and transported goods with their competitors and the public sector. Moreover, there are no standardized research methods to be used for the analysis of urban logistics and support them with the appropriate knowledge resources.
In this seminar, the Polish-Norwegian research project GRASS-NEXT (GReen And SuStainable – kNowledge EXpanded freight Transport in cities) will be introduced. This project is focused on the concept of knowledge-based city logistics. This initiative develops tools for user-independent data acquisition and knowledge management for city logistics. This approach will make it possible to implement Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans. The activities include knowledge-based city logistics activity assessment, city logistics vehicle identification, real-time city logistics pollution modelling, and guidelines for Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans in Polish and Norwegian cities.
Dr. Stanisław Iwan is the department chair of the Department of Management and Logistics in the Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Transport at the Maritime Academy in Szczecin. Dr. Iwan obtained his undergraduate and graduate education from the University of Szczecin. His line of research focuses on urban logistics, the usage of telematics in logistics and transportation, the usage of artificial intelligence methods in decision-making processes, and the optimization and management of logistics and transportation systems, among other related topics. During his prolific academic career, he has published over 150 articles, monographs, and chapters in monographs (in Polish and English). Dr. Iwan has led numerous international research projects, including those funded under Horizon 2020, Polish-Norwegian Research Programme, ERA-NET Electric Mobility Europe, Intelligent Energy – Europe, Interreg South Baltic Programme, Polish National Science Centre. He is a co-organizer of the International Conference “Green Cities – Green Logistics for Greener Cities” and serves as chair of the Scientific Committee of this conference. On a personal note, Dr. Iwan is a musician by passion (plays several instruments) and is the author of several songs, poems, and small theatrical forms.
Dr. Kinga Kijewska is an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Logistics of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Transport at the Maritime Academy in Szczecin. Dr. Kijewska obtained her graduate education at the University of Szczecin. Her research interests are urban logistics, the implementation of innovation in logistics, supply chain management, as well as aspects of the application of telematics in logistics and transportation. Dr. Kijewska has published over 80 scientific publications, including studies in English. In terms of research grants, Dr. Kijewska led the research project “Investment in knowledge as a driver of innovation development in the region – 2nd edition”, co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund and the State Budget. Also, during 2017-2018, she led the Polish team that implemented the international project Low Carbon Logistics. Dr. Kijewska has also participated in several national and international research projects including those funded under Horizon 2020, Polish-Norwegian Research Programme, ERA-NET Electric Mobility Europe, Intelligent Energy – Europe, Interreg South Baltic Programme, Polish National Science Centre. She is a co-organizer of the International Conference “Green Cities – Green Logistics for Greener Cities” and serves as chair of the Scientific Committee of this conference. On a personal note, Dr. Kijewska is interested in history, literature, theatre, and movies. She loves to read good books.