Project Details


ULaaDS (Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service) aims to foster sustainable and liveable cities through the deployment of innovative, shared, zero-emission logistics, while dealing with the impact of the on-demand economy. The project will have and impact on how people and local businesses organise their future shopping and delivery practices, contributing to the EU´s goal of zero-emission city logistics by 2030.

ULaaDS will use a combination of innovative technology solutions (vehicles, equipment & infrastructure), new schemes for horizontal collaboration (driven by the sharing economy) and policy measures as catalysts for systemic change in urban and peri-urban service infrastructure. It aims to support cities in the path of integrating sustainable and cooperative logistics systems into their SUMPs/SULPs.

The ULaaDS project will deliver a novel framework to support urban logistics planning, aligning industry, market and government needs - following an intensive multi-stakeholder collaboration process. This will create favourable conditions for the private sector to adopt sustainable principles for urban logistics, while enhancing cities’ adaptive capacity to respond to rapidly changing needs.


Project details

Duration 09/2021 - 08/2023


Coordinator Freie Hansestadt Bremen (Municipality of Bremen)

Project goal

The prime objective of the ULaaDS project is to facilitate and accelerate the integration of novel, feasible, shared and Zero Emissions (ZE) solutions addressing major upcoming challenges generated by the rising on-demand economy in future urban logistics scenarios, ultimately contributing towards ZE city logistics in the EU by 2030.


  • Output 1: Develop a novel methodology for effective multi-stakeholder collaboration to be integrated in the SUMP and SULP process.
  • Output 2: Apply the methodology developed to concretize local requirements in 'Lighthouse cities': Bremen, Mechele, Groningen.
  • Output 3: Replicate the knowledge and results obtained in 'Satellite cities': Rome, Bergen, Edinburg, Alba Iulia.
  • Output 4: Evaluate impact and results in the seven EU cities (Lighthouse and Satellite) to integrate results in their current SUMPs and effectively progress with their SULP definition.

Role of Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult will develop new planning guidance on urban logistics in the framework of SUMP and upon its wide experience in working on regional planning aspects in diverse contexts.

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