Construction is a necessity to create attractive and sustainable cities. However, the transport of goods and personnel to construction sites disturbs residents, businesses and road users. By involving stakeholders, the CIVIC project contributes to increased transport and energy efficiency as well as to minimized disruptions and nuisance from construction logistics.
The CIVIC project will facilitate and support transport to, from and around urban construction sites that minimizes disruptions in the surrounding community and optimizes energy efficiency.
This is to be done through
- evaluation of alternative measures in a multi-actor participatory setting;
- optimization models for planning and impact assessment using smart data; and
- development of smart governance concepts for successful and efficient implementation of these tools.
The CIVIC project develops models and guidelines for stakeholder dialogue, logistics optimization and smart governance that supports practitioners in the construction sector as well as authorities.
JPI Urban Europe
CIVIC is a JPI Urban Europe project. The project started in April 2016 and will continue until September 2018, with partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Sweden. JPI Urban Europe is a joint programming initiative. The aim is to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable urban areas, in which European citizens, communities and their surroundings can thrive.
- This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
- This project is subsidised by the Brussels Capital Region - Innoviris and the European Union.
- This projects receives funding from the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems.
- This project receives funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) in the framework of the research programme "Stadt der Zukunft" and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW).
- This work is part of the research programme JPI Urban Europe with project number 438.15.403 (CIVIC), which is partly financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).