Building trees … Freight TAILS goes to Umeå

22nd November 2016 / Posted by CRP Team


Data Tree and Freight TAILS logo 25.10.16

The 10 Freight TAILS partner cities gathered in Umeå, Northern Sweden, for the latest focus on exploring how cities can manage urban freight.  This meeting on 24-25th October 2016 focussed on issues surrounding the use of data when developing urban freight actions.  We were joined by several experts in the field of urban freight and data to support our understanding.  Throughout the meeting we build ‘data trees’ to capture key issues, questions, challenges and solutions.  The main themes of the trees were:

  • Understanding why we capture data
  • Exploring the kinds of data we collect
  • Looking at how we both collect and use data
  • Identifying who is best placed to collect, provide and use data

These themes will be crystallised in a short report that will be available in the coming weeks.

CRP would like to thank our kind hosts at Umeå Municipality, as well as our data experts that joined us for the meeting.

Find out more about Freight TAILS at our website, and follow us on twitter @freight_tails. For more information please contact Charlotte Knell, CRP Project Manager

Freight TAILS is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through the URBACT programme.