Completed Research Projects
Project Funder: Urban Freight Lab, New York City Department of Transportation
Principal Investigator(s):
Project Budget: $56,000
Project Timing: June 2021 to November 2021

(This project is being conducted under the Urban Freight Lab's (UFL) Technical Assistance Program, where UFL contributes to the project by providing 1:1 match funds in terms of staff and/or research assistants to complete project tasks.)

Project Funder: Amazon
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild
Project Budget: $50,000
Project Timing: September 2020 to June 2021

Through synthesis of existing literature and interviews conducted with private and public stakeholders, this project aims to provide an overview of the barriers to achieving sustainable urban freight. The research will highlight key strategies that can enable sustainable last mile delivery in the urban environment and, importantly, outline the specific roadblocks to carrying out those strategies. This will help companies and public entities form sustainability plans and understand where collaboration between the two sectors in needed.

Project Funder: Urban Freight Lab
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild
Project Budget: $200,000
Project Timing: January 2020 to September 2021
The Urban Freight Lab's Common Microhub project provides an opportunity for members to test and evaluate urban logistics strategies on the ground in Seattle's Uptown neighborhood. As third-party logistics companies enter the last mile space and more cities commit to environmental focus and zero emission vision, the interest around creating logistics places in urban proximity is growing. The outcomes of this research can guide the development of future microhub implementations in other cities.
Project Funder: City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild
Project Budget: $50,000
Project Timing: December 2019 to August 2020

The Ballard Cordon Data Collection for Trucks and Cars is an analysis research project to be conducted by the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center (SCTL) at the University of Washington for the City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Project Funder: Seattle Flu Study
Principal Investigator(s):
Project Budget:
Project Timing: October 2019 to June 2020

The mission of the Seattle Flu Study (SFS) is to prototype city-scale capabilities for epidemic preparedness and response. One of the aims of this study is to understand methods to implement rapid interventions outside of clinical settings and within 48-72 hours of the onset of symptoms, to enable the immediate diagnosis, treatment, or isolation of flu-positive individuals. 

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