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In Rotterdam, the port and logistics play important roles for the economy. In this context, the approach to erase emissions created by city logistics is even more remarkable. With an exceptional concept of of establishing electrical charging infrastrcture, Rotterdam applies a new kind of business model.
This new concept has many benefits especially for the citizens in Rotterdam, as Pex Langenberg, Rotterdam’s Vice-Mayor for Sustainability, Mobility and Culture, points out. To him, mobility is not a goal on itself, but rather a condition for a city. This is why efficient and sustainable mobility is beneficial for a resilient nad strong economy. The efforts in Rotterdam have payed off already: In 2014, The New Economy rewarded Rotterdam with a Best Smart City Award of the World. Rotterdam makes an excellent example of how a city progresses by implementing sustainablye goals along with innovative measurments.
This insight has been published in the 'Thinking Cities' magazine, a joint publication of Polis and H3B Media. Issue 5, November/2015