Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

Governance models for sustainable urban construction logistics: barriers for collaboration


Urban construction logistics has a big impact on cities. The topic of this paper is governance strategies for realising more sustainable urban construction logistics. Although not much research has been done in the field of governance of construction logistics, several authors have stressed the fragmented nature of the construction industry and the importance of collaboration in urban construction logistics as issues. A literature review was done to identify the barriers in collaboration. Based on these barriers the research objective was to determine which drivers for collaborative governance are needed to improve urban construction logistics. The methods for data collection were semi-structured interviews and a focus group. The collaborative governance model is applied as a strategy to overcome the barriers in collaboration and governance identified. Key findings are both formal and informal barriers hinder the governance of construction logistics. Based on a collaborative governance model we identified four for improving collaborative governance.

Reference Morel, M., Balm, S., Berden, M., & Ploos van Amstel, W. (2020). Governance models for sustainable urban construction logistics: barriers for collaboration. Transportation Research Procedia, 46, 173-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2020.03.178
Published by  Kenniscentrum Techniek 1 January 2020