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Urban Logistics

Management, Policy and Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Understand the importance of city infrastructures, transport planning and the implications for urban logistics with this in-depth, research-based book.
EAN: 9780749478711
Edition: 1
Format: 234 x 156
392 pages

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About the book

Approximately 80 per cent of European and American citizens live in an urban environment. Due to their large populations and extensive commercial establishments, urban areas require large quantities of goods and services for commercial and domestic use. This results in increasing levels of demand for freight transport services. Freight transport in towns and cities is a major contributor to environmental impacts, particularly to local air pollution and noise. Urban Logistics addresses public policy makers, freight transport companies and receivers of supplies, providing them with the information and guidance to affect change in the logistics of the city.

Urban Logistics is written by an outstanding team of international editors combining their expertise and using their research from leading business schools in Sweden and the US. There are also valuable contributions from academics and industry experts from companies and universities from all over the world. The book includes clear examples of initiatives that work and business case developments, as well as toolkits for policymakers and managers who are devising new initiatives. There is an in-depth examination of different aspects of urban logistics, such as retail logistics for cities, urban food supply chains, services and the special logistics requirements involved, construction, waste management and e-commerce and home delivery. There is also a focus on networks and partnerships and an analysis of innovation as a new constant.

About the authors

Michael Browne is Professor of Logistics and Urban Freight Transport at the University of Gothenburg.

Sönke Behrends is a senior researcher at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Gothenburg.

Johan Woxenius is Professor of Maritime Transport Management and Logistics at the University of Gothenburg.

Genevieve Giuliano is Professor and Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government at the University of Southern California. She is also Director of METRANS Transportation Center.

José Holguín-Veras is William H Hart Professor and Director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation and the Environment at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

  • Urban Logistics will give a competitive edge. It is rooted in the real-world experiences of leaders at the top of their game, sharing lessons learned from some of the most complex cities around the world.
  • Stacey D Hodge, former Director, Office of Freight Mobility, New York City Department of Transportation, USA

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