Research Department: Dynamics of Communication, Knowledge and Spatial Development
Project Leader within IRS: Prof. Dr. Gabriela Christmann
Project Team: Dr. Ralph Richter
Consortium: Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (Coordination) LogisticNetwork Consultants GmbH (LNC) Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik insel-projekt.berlin UG
Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Duration: 05/2020 - 05/2022
At the intersection of technical and social innovation, the project "Stadtquartier 4.1" seeks to find out, if and how the introduction of novel logistics and mobility services (such as automated parcel pick-up stations and cargo-bike sharing) in a neighbourhood impacts on local dwellers' behaviours and attitudes related to logistics. Secondly, it seeks to understand the communicative and participatory processes which lead to the introduction of said services into a neighbourhood. Thirdly, it investigates, if and how the social acceptance for novel logistics and mobility services systematically varies between urban and sub-urban environments. The IRS sub-project within the consortium provides knowledge, if and under which conditions technical innovations in the field of urban logistics establish in society and contribute to sustainable urban development.
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