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dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Debbie
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Alaric
dc.date.available2016-06-20T23:29:56Z
dc.date.copyright2016-06-08
dc.identifier.citationHopkins, D., & McCarthy, A. (2016). Change trends in urban freight delivery: a qualitative inquiry. Geoforum, 74, 158–170. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.06.006en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/6597
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we present the findings of a qualitative investigation of change trends in urban freight deliveries. The empirical material was gathered with urban freight (courier) company managers and drivers in Aotearoa New Zealand. It presents personal accounts of the everyday lived experiences of those intimately involved in the delivery of goods within the urban environment. Twenty five interviews were conducted across four urban centres between June and September 2015. We use the four elements of the Energy Cultures Framework to explore what urban freight managers and drivers ‘have’, ‘do’ and ‘think’, and the pressures of an external context. Four interrelated themes are presented, 1. Online shopping and home deliveries, 2. Tracking and transparency, 3. New technologies, and 4. Meeting (changing) expectations, with evidence provided by way of verbatim quotations. The ‘mobility cultures’ concept is used to explore the relationships between the four themes, and to identify the key change trends that may affect the ability of the freight industry to contribute to a low-carbon transport transition. We conclude by signalling some policy implications and future research directions.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofGeoforumen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectFreighten_NZ
dc.subjectUrban deliveryen_NZ
dc.subjectCarbon reductionsen_NZ
dc.subjectChange trendsen_NZ
dc.subjectEnergy Cultures Frameworken_NZ
dc.subjectQualitativeen_NZ
dc.titleChange trends in urban freight delivery: a qualitative inquiryen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2016-06-20T10:39:23Z
otago.schoolCentre for Sustainability, Energyen_NZ
otago.relation.volume74en_NZ
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.06.006en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage170en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage158en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCopyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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