This deliverable describes the principles and prerequisites of a Physical Internet inspired urban logistics operational model and establishes the strategic priorities and direction of the URBANE project.

The document defines how the Physical Internet (PI) operates, how this approach to conducting logistics operations can be applied to urban and last mile logistics operations, the challenges faced when attempting to implement the Physical Internet given existing commercial and regulatory constraints, and how cities can overcome these challenges to improve the environmental, social, and commercial aspects of last mile delivery operations. The document also identifies innovative approaches to the physical operation of last mile delivery services, documents successful collaborative models for these services and provides guidance for the other work packages in the project.

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