Project: Minimizing impact of construction material flows in cities: Innovative Co-Creation

Acronym MIMIC (Reference Number: 16584549)
Duration 21/09/2018 - 01/11/2021
Project Topic There is an ongoing urbanization trend, making municipalities focus on densifying cities. Urban construction generates substantial logistics flows that are linked to emissions, accidents, noise and congestion. Improved control and coordination of logistics flows to, from and on construction sites can decrease such negative impacts. Cities have the largest potential to reduce negative impacts through requirements on construction logistics. However, today there is a lack of knowledge within cities of how to set such demands and how to involve and manage stakeholders in these processes. The purpose of MIMIC is to demonstrate how SMART Governance concepts can be used as an aid in the construction and city planning processes to facilitate and support logistics to, from and on urban construction sites. The aim is to improve mobility and reduce congestion within cities and thereby reduce the negative impacts of construction sites on the surrounding communities. The MIMIC project will result in increased understanding among authorities of how different types of construction logistics affect the environment, urban traffic flows and mobility. Further, the implementation of smart governance concepts will enable a supportive platform for urban development decision processes, including analyses and optimization of construction traffic, and a sustainability impact assessment framework.
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Network JPI Urban Europe
Call Making Cities Work

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Lindholmen Science Park AB Coordinator Sweden
2 Linköping University - Institute of Technology and Science Partner Sweden
3 Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Partner Austria
4 Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre Partner Belgium
5 BERNARD Ingenieure ZT GmbH Partner Austria
6 SINTEF AS Partner Norway
7 Chalmers University of Technology Partner Sweden
8 Brussels Mobility Partner Belgium