We focus on four complex health issues more prevalent in urban areas
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Health effects of air pollution
We are looking for a scoping partner to work with us to research and design an urban freight trade association.
Please send a short document (no more than 3 slides or A4 pages in total) to Amandeep telling us about you and an outline of how you would approach the work.
Impact on Urban Health are looking for a partner to explore the creation of a trade association, designed specifically for the emerging urban freight sector.
The deadline for sending expressions of interest is 18th September 2023, 09:00 BST
We would like this work to be carried out between and September – November 2023. The estimated budget is £15,000 (including VAT if applicable).
Our work on urban freight and air pollution started in 2021 with a research project. Since then, we’ve funded 8 projects, programmes and research reports with partners.
We’ve investigated how to reduce air pollution from freight on rail, river and road.
We are now moving into a policy and implementation phase, making targeted strategic interventions and taking long-term positions.
New urban freight specialist operators and service providers are emerging in cities across the country (such as Zedify, Zhero, Pedal Me, Cycling Sparks). While existing operators, such as Amazon, are adapting their fleets to these new vehicles.
Using new electric vehicle technology, they seek to fulfil both business to business and business to consumer logistic requirements in urban environments efficiently, capturing market share from traditional operators and helping emerging online retailers operationalise business models. Impact on Urban Health recognises the air quality improvements these operators bring to cities and the good employment practice some bring to the freight sector.
Industry trade associations exist in the logistics sector. These include Logistic UK, Rail Freight Group and the Road Haulage Association. These companies provide services for the logistics sectors, campaign on members’ interests and offer membership to the association. Services include legal compliance, training, and advice. These existing trade associations do not cater to these urban freight specialist operators.
A scoping partner will work collaboratively with Impact on Urban Health to research and design an urban freight trade association. Specifically, they will develop a business engagement and initiation strategy.
We want a scoping partner to:
We’re looking for expressions of interest from individuals or small teams with:
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Impact on Urban Health is part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, a charitable foundation based in South London. We address health inequalities by focusing on a few complex health issues that disproportionately impact people living in cities – children’s health and food, multiple long-term conditions, the health effects of air pollution, and children’s mental health.
Our health effects of air pollution programme explores how people’s health is affected by poor air quality and tests solutions to reduce this harmful impact. Most of this work is specifically focused on the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, but we share what we learn both nationally and internationally to influence urban health around the world.
Please send a short document (no more than 3 slides or A4 pages in total) to email@example.com with the following information:
Deadline for expressions of interest: 18 September 2023, 12:00 BST
We will respond the w/c 18th September to propose an initial meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact Amandeep via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amandeep will be on annual leave from the 31 August till 7 September