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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: 235x157
392 pages

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. Online supporting resources include PowerPoint lecture slides.

About the authors

Michael Browne

Michael Browne was appointed professor at the University of Gothenburg in 2015. His main research focus is on urban logistics and he provides academic leadership in the Urban Freight Platform, a University of Gothenburg and Chalmers initiative supported by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF). He is also a member of the VREF Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is committed to engaging practitioners and policymakers with the research community on all aspects of logistics impacting on future urban goods transport. Before his appointment in Gothenburg he was at the University of Westminster in London for 25 years and he continues to chair the Central London Freight Quality Partnership. He is a visiting professor at the University Paris II (Panthe´on-Assas) and the University of Southampton.

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Genevieve Giuliano

Genevieve Giulano conducts research on relationships between land use and transportation, transportation policy analysis, and information technology applications in transportation at the University of Southern California.

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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