Title Urban Logistics
Subtitle Management, Policy and Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Environment
Author Michael Browne, Sönke Behrends, José Holguin-Veras, Genevieve Giuliano, Johan Woxenius
ISBN 9780749478711
List price GBP 44.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 392
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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 editors

About the contributors


Part One: Setting the scene

Chapter 1: Introduction to urban logistics (Michael Browne, Sönke Behrends and
Johan Woxenius
) • Introduction • Significantly growing interest in urban logistics and freight transport systems • The complexity and heterogeneity of urban logistics activities • Can contextual urban freight research results be transferred to other cities? • The implications of technology innovation • Outline for the book • References

Chapter 2: Metropolitan economies and the generation of freight and service activity: an international perspective (Jose´ Holgui´n-Veras, Diana G Rami´rez-Ri´os, Trilce Encarnación, Jesús González-Feliu, Elise Caspersen, Carlos Rivera-González, Carlos A González-Calderón and Renato da Silva Lima) • Introduction • Metropolitan areas selected for the analyses • Data and models • Metropolitan economies • Freight and service intensive sectors • Freight and service activity • Conclusions • References

Chapter 3: Urban logistics: the regional dimension (Genevieve Giuliano) • Introduction • How trade affects cities • Managing trade related freight and its impacts • Conclusions • References

Chapter 4: Urban planning policies for logistics facilities: a comparison between US metropolitan areas and the Paris region (Nicolas Raimbault, Adeline Heitz and Laetitia Dablanc) • Introduction • Planning logistics buildings and freight activities in US metropolitan areas • Planning logistics facilities and freight activities in the Paris region • Public development of logistics sites: freight villages and urban logistics experimentations • Context-based governance of logistics land uses and warehousing development • Conclusions • References • Notes

Chapter 5: The dualism of urban freight distribution: city vs suburban logistics (Sönke Behrends and Jean-Paul Rodrigue) • Introduction • Placing city and suburban logistics in their context • Factors of divergence between city logistics and suburban logistics • Conclusions • Acknowledgements • References

Chapter 6: Port cities and urban logistics (Michael Browne and Johan Woxenius) • Introduction • Port–city development stages and the port–city interface • Traffic and land use issues arising from the port–city interface • Developments influencing the port–city interface • The case of Gothenburg • Conclusions • References

Part Two: Urban logistics diversity

Chapter 7: The logistics of parcel delivery: current operations and challenges facing the UK market (Julian Allen, Tom Cherrett, Maja Piecyk and Marzena Piotrowska) • Introduction • The size of the UK parcel market • Sectors in the UK parcel market • Players in the UK parcel delivery market • Challenges facing the UK parcel market • Parcel carrier operations • Initiatives to reduce the transport and environmental impacts of parcel delivery operations in urban areas • Conclusions • Acknowledgements • References

Chapter 8: E-commerce trends and implications for urban logistics (Laetitia Dablanc) • Introduction • Data on e-commerce urban freight flows • Growing urban regions, consumers and e-commerce • Inefficiencies, profitability and logistics solutions for the ‘last mile’ • Innovations, e-commerce and urban freight • On-demand ‘instant deliveries’ and food apps • E-commerce and urban warehousing • Conclusions • References • Notes

Chapter 9: Food and urban logistics: a fast-changing sector with significant policy and business implications (Eleonora Morganti) • Introduction • The complex links between food distribution and urban logistics • Distribution nodes and food hubs • Raising sustainability levels for urban food logistics • Online food ordering and new delivery practices • Conclusions • References

Chapter 10: Consolidation centres in construction logistics (Greger Lundesjö) • Introduction • The resources, functionality and operation of a CCC • The benefits of using a CCC • Types of CCC • Locating a CCC • Case study summary: Bart’s Hospital Phase 2 • Conclusions • References

Chapter 11: The socio-economic benefits of off-peak hour distribution: the case of Stockholm (Sönke Behrends,
Iván Sánchez-Díaz and Anna Pernestål Brenden
) • Introduction • Off-peak hour distribution projects: background and experiences • Case study: evaluating an OPHD pilot project in Stockholm • Results • Conclusions • Acknowledgements • References

Part Three: Making change happen

Chapter 12: Stakeholder engagement and partnerships for improved urban logistics (Michael Browne, Alena Brettmo and
Maria Lindholm
) • Introduction • Stakeholder engagement • Freight partnerships • Stakeholder engagement through business improvement districts • Other engagement initiatives that can be considered • Conclusions • References

Chapter 13: Multi-actor multi-criteria analysis as a tool to involve urban logistics stakeholders (Cathy Macharis, Bram Kin and Philippe Lebeau) • Introduction • Methodology • Applications • Conclusions • References

Chapter 14: Off-hour deliveries: the importance of outreach and proper planning (Jeffrey Wojtowicz, Shama Campbell and
José Holguín-Veras
) • Introduction • Background to off-hour deliveries and the role of outreach • Approach to outreach and appropriate outreach strategies • Public agency perspective on outreach and incentives • Lessons learned • Conclusions • References • Note

Chapter 15: The procurement process: a key to improved urban logistics efficiency (Olof Moen) • Introduction • Trends in urban freight • Business model innovation in urban freight • Methodology: action research as agent of change • Case study 1: municipal co-distribution of goods • Case study 2: the five-step model • Conclusions • References

Chapter 16: Future developments in modelling and information (Eiichi Taniguchi and Russell G Thompson) • Introduction • Financial modelling • ITS, ICT, the IOT, big data and AI • Infrastructure and land use • Traffic management • Evaluation and multi-agent models • Network design challenges • Conclusions • References


About the Editors:

Michael Browne is Professor of Logistics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Recent projects include: research on the energy use implications of global sourcing, potential benefits from improved city logistics strategies and forecasting future trends in logistics. He has worked on studies for Transport for London, the European Commission, the UK Department for Transport, the Research Councils and commercial organizations. He represents the University on many external committees and boards and chairs the Central London Freight Quality Partnership.

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.

Target Audience:

Useful for policymakers, managers and students and academicians of Logistics.

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