After Madrid, the Hague and Porto, it was now Budapest’s turn to organise the launching workshop of its Living Lab Community of Practice. In addition of serving as an initial moment to bring together the different stakeholders of the Community of Practice, the online workshops aimed at understanding the current value case scenarios to transform Budapest last-mile deliveries towards more sustainable and environmental business models.
The meeting counted with the participation of 20 stakeholders from 12 different organisations. These were divided into five different groups, according to their backgrounds, namely policy makers, logistic operators, users, retailers, and developers. The segmentation of these roles was essential to better define the value proposition of transforming last-mile distribution models according to a predefined set of interests.
Attendees were presented with four future scenarios to make Budapest logistics more effective and sustainable. These scenarios are the results of different combinations of logistics measures and delivery options. The organising entity (BKK) asked the different participants to provide input to identify strengths and weaknesses; positive and negative aspects; opportunities and threat; advantages and disadvantages of the different logistics measures combinations presented. The goal was to compile feedback and validate the different scenarios considering different actor’s interests.
BKK also asked the participants to assess the scenarios considering two criteria:
Despite its online format, the workshop made the best of its digital tools and was very participated. It was a great first moment to bring all the members of the Community of Practice together and understand their needs. Their contributions provided the Living Lab with additional insights to reshape the future last-mile logistics towards more sustainable mobility in Budapest.
The workshop’s conclusions will directly contribute to LEAD’s Work Package 1: Adaptive City Logistics Framework and LEAD Value Cases. During the last months of 2020 and early weeks of 2021, LEAD is establishing Communities of Practice in each of its Living Labs, and similar workshops are being organised.