Handbook on City Logistics and Urban Freight


Handbook on City Logistics and Urban Freight

9781800370166 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Edoardo Marcucci, Professor of Transport Economics, Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, Italy and Molde University College, Norway, Valerio Gatta, Associate Professor of Transport Economics, Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, Italy and Molde University College, Norway and Michela Le Pira, Research Fellow and Lecturer of Transport Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Italy
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 016 6 Extent: 520 pp
Providing an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of city logistics and urban freight research, this Handbook offers multidisciplinary insights on the key theories, themes and pressing issues common to urban and metropolitan landscapes.

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Providing an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of city logistics and urban freight research, this Handbook offers multidisciplinary insights on the key theories, themes and pressing issues common to urban and metropolitan landscapes.

Top scholars from a broad range of disciplines, including economics, engineering, business and management, political science and urban planning, analyse the five most significant areas characterizing urban freight transport: modelling, operations, planning, stakeholder engagement, and innovation. Chapters examine key topics including integrated transport and land-use processes, sustainability in urban freight transport, and the relationship between e-commerce and urban logistics. Fully cross-referenced throughout, the Handbook offers a forward-looking perspective on the topic, discussing the ways to improve urban freight and city logistics, particularly in line with the drive towards sustainable practices.

An essential read for urban studies, planning and transport geography students and scholars, this stimulating Handbook showcases a participatory approach to understanding city logistics operations and transport planning. Detailing practical solutions, it will also be beneficial to operations management, researchers and practitioners, economists and transport practitioners and policymakers looking for a deeper understanding of how to improve urban freight and city logistics operations in our modern world.
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''This Handbook is impressive, extensive, and very current. There are many themes that challenge us today, centred on decarbonisation, supply chain constraints and institutional reform, to make us rethink how we might better embed urban freight into the changing fabric of our cities. The contributions to city logistics as seen as a multi-governance structure together with the latest developments in methods through digital twins to focus as much on short-term operational issues in contrast to the longer-term planning and policy issues is impressive.''
– David Hensher, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Contributors: André Romano Alho, Moshe Ben-Akiva, Maria Björklund, Michael Browne, Benjamin Caron, Juan Pablo Castrellon, B. Cok, Antonio Comi, Julia Coutinho Amaral, Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Laetitia Dablanc, Michiel de Bok, Paolo Delle Site, Jesus Gonzalez Feliu, Britta Gammelgaard, Valerio Gatta, Genevieve Giuliano, Anne Goodchild, Daniel Haake, Lisa Hansson, José Holguin-Veras, Matteo Ignaccolo, Giuseppe Inturri, Abdelrahman Ismael, Miguel Jaller, Peiyu Jing, C. Kees, Walid Klibi, Michela Le Pira, Philippe Lebeau, Giacomo Lozzi, Cathy Macharis, Edoardo Marcucci, Alan McKinnon, Benoit Montreuil, Nina Nesterova, Carlos Otero, Daniela Paddeu, Anmol Pahwa, Elham Purrahmani, Hans Quak, Ali G. Qureshi, Nicoletta Ricciardi, Carlos Rivera-González, Francesco Russo, Takanori Sakai, Ivan Sánchez-Díaz, Frédéric Semet, Ravi Seshadri, Eiichi Taniguchi, Lóri Tavasszy, Russell G. Thompson, Tom Van Woensel

Introduction to the Handbook on City Logistics and Urban Freight 1
Edoardo Marcucci, Valerio Gatta, and Michela Le Pira
1 The challenges of freight transport in cities 11
Genevieve Giuliano
2 Integrated transportation and land-use program to improve metropolitan freight system performance 35
José Holguín-Veras, Carlos Rivera-González, Benjamin Caron, Julia Coutinho Amaral, and Abdelrahman Ismael

3 Overview of urban freight transport modelling 60
Lóri Tavasszy and Michiel de Bok
4 Estimating and forecasting urban freight origin–destination flows 78
Antonio Comi and Paolo Delle Site
5 Evaluating city logistics solutions with agent-based microsimulation 98
Takanori Sakai, Peiyu Jing, André Romano Alho, Ravi Seshadri, and Moshe Ben-Akiva
6 Freight trip generation models: using establishment data to understand the origin of urban freight traffic 115
Ivan Sánchez-Díaz and Juan Pablo Castrellon

7 Overview of city logistics and urban freight transport operations 141
Eiichi Taniguchi, Russell G. Thompson, and Ali G. Qureshi
8 Urban freight consolidation and delivery: state of the art 160
Maria Björklund and Britta Gammelgaard
9 Towards more sustainable vehicles for the last mile? Cycle logistics as a part of the solution 178
Philippe Lebeau, Bart Cok, Clarissa Kees, and Cathy Macharis
10 Operations research for planning and managing city logistics systems 190
Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Jesus Gonzalez Feliu, Nicoletta Ricciardi, Frédéric Semet, and Tom Van Woensel
11 Overview of urban freight transport planning and European suggestions 225
Francesco Russo and Antonio Comi
12 Land-use planning for a more sustainable urban freight 246
Laetitia Dablanc
13 Assessment of innovative city logistics solutions 267
Paolo Delle Site
14 Planning for the future: urban freight transportation 287
Daniel Haake

15 Overview on stakeholder engagement 311
Michael Browne and Anne Goodchild
16 Participatory decision-support tools for stakeholder engagement in urban freight transport policy making 327
Michela Le Pira, Edoardo Marcucci, Valerio Gatta, Matteo Ignaccolo, and Giuseppe Inturri
17 Living labs for transitions in urban freight transport systems 346
Hans Quak, Nina Nesterova, and Giacomo Lozzi
18 Urban freight transport and multi-level governance 365
Lisa Hansson

19 Overview of innovations in urban freight 382
M. Jaller, A. Pahwa, C. Otero-Palencia, and E. Pourrahmani
20 Hyperconnected city logistics: a conceptual framework 398
Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Walid Klibi, and Benoit Montreuil
21 E-commerce and urban logistics: trends, challenges, and opportunities 422
Valerio Gatta, Edoardo Marcucci, and Michela Le Pira
22 New technologies and autonomous vehicles for urban goods distribution 444
Daniela Paddeu

23 Environmentally sustainable city logistics: minimising urban freight emissions 463
Alan McKinnon

Index 483
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