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Tuesday 14/06/2016. Volos, Greece

Successful realization of the Training Program “Urban and Transportation planning” organized by UTH in Volos, Greece

With great success the training program “Urban and Transportation planning” was realized in Volos, Greece from 24th to 27th May, 2016. The program was organized by UTH’s Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program “Project Management, Transportation and Planning” and the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility (3rd CSUM), which took place on 26th and 27th of May, 2016. In total, 28 students, 8 from Latvia and 20 from Greece, participated.

The training program, being part of ALLIANCE’s dedicated knowledge-sharing activities, lasted four days, the first two of which were realized at the premises of the Polytechnic School of UTH, and concerned a number of selected courses of UTH’s postgraduate program, while two more lectures were given by Fraunhofer experts. The topics of the lectures were:

  • Transportation of hazardous materials on interurban highways and tunnels
  • Changing the transportation planning paradigm: A sustainability-based approach
  • The European Union policy on road safety
  • The European context on intermodality: Regulatory frameworks and practice
  • Supply chain digitalization – A chance for intermodal transports
  • Industry 4.0 and successful examples from Germany
  • Freight transportation and logistics: An evaluation framework.

Additionally, students had the opportunity to visit selected laboratories of the Civil Engineering Department of UTH, including:

  • The Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory
  • The Laboratory of Highway Engineering
  • The Laboratory of Concrete Technology and Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • The Laboratory of Geotechnical Engineering.

The last two days of the program, May 26-27, 2016, students attended eight selected sessions of the 3rd CSUM, which are relevant to the scope of ALLIANCE. The thematic areas of these sessions were the following:

  • Green Transportation
  • NOVELOG “City Logistics in an era of change”
  • Transportation Interchanges
  • Activity-Based Transport Modelling
  • Public Transport and Demand Responsive Systems I
  • Public Transport and Demand Responsive Systems II
  • Safety and Security II
  • Accessibility Analysis.

For further information about the project, please contact:

Project coordinator:

Prof. Irina Yatskiv (Jackiva)
Transport and Telecommunication Institute
Riga, Latvia
Tel: +37167100544

Dissemination managers:

Eftihia Nathanail, Giannis Adamos
Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory
University of Thessaly
Volos, Greece
Tel: +302421074164, +302421074158
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