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Webinar: Understanding Urban Goods Movements (CM | 1.5)
May 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This National Academies of Sciences study produced a comprehensive, concise guide for public decision makers and land use planners on the impacts land use design and policies and regulations on freight movements within urban areas. The guidebook is written in a jargon-free manner and explains why it is important for local elected and appointed officials to understand how goods move within their urban area, why efficient movement is critical to their community’s urban quality of life, how land use codes, policies and regulation impact urban goods movement. The guidebook includes: an overview of who, what, how and why freight moves in an urban area; twelve original supply chain descriptions with narratives (beverage supply chain shown below) to help decision makers and planners understand the impacts of local zoning policies and regulations; examples of the impacts of regulations; a process for integrating an urban goods movement study into the work of a planning office; information on how to use freight data; examples of a variety of urban goods movement problems and solutions that they can use; and nine case study of urban areas that have changed zoning codes, regulations and policies to improve freight movements in their urban area.