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Sustainable Urban Logistics: Concepts, Methods and Information Systems

Editors: Gonzalez-Feliu, Jesus, Semet, Frédéric, Routhier, Jean-Louis (Eds.)

  • This book presents a multidisciplinary view of urban logistics involving several experts from different disciplines and aims to show the complementarity between them in order to address the complexity of urban systems The book proposes to unify and standardise methods on city logistics, and highlights the importance of sustainability in urban logistics planning and evaluation.
  • The book aims to have a coherent structure that guides stakeholders and researchers alike in understanding urban goods movement, and helps them to deploy (or simulate) logistics solutions at different urban and peri-urban scales.
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About this book

Since the 1990’s, researchers, practitioners and public administrations have given more thought to urban logistics. However, their interests and goals are not the same, and several approaches do not produce efficient logistics systems as a result. This book aims to provide both a conceptual framework for urban logistics planning and management and to create a basis for deploying solutions that aim to reduce the main nuisances related to urban goods. The proposed book is divided in two parts. The first proposes a set of methodological chapters, written by key authors, which aim to support decision makers in their current choices related to urban logistics. In addition to public authorities’ aims and goals, the book highlights the importance of private actors, and shows how supply chain management can deal with the problems of the last urban mile and its integration in global logistics chains. The second presents several applied research works that deal with current planning and practice issues in urban logistics, such as the role of city planning, the place of night deliveries in carrier organization, the limits of logistics pooling, and the real estate market, among others.

The book was written by key authors, all having considerable research experience and recognised as experts in their respective fields. Each chapter presents methods and results of research works, written for a broad audience, and more precisely directed to both academics and practitioners.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Supply Chains and Urban Logistics Platforms

    Boudoin, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Urban Logistics

    Morana, Joëlle

    Pages 21-35

  • Identifying the Need for Freight to be Included in Local Authority Transport Planning

    Ballantyne, Erica E. F. (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • Logistics Sprawl and Urban Freight Planning Issues in a Major Gateway City

    Dablanc, Laetita

    Pages 49-69

  • Data Collection for Understanding Urban Goods Movement

    Allen, Julian (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-31788-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-31787-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51007-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Urban Logistics: Concepts, Methods and Information Systems
Editors
  • Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu
  • Frédéric Semet
  • Jean-Louis Routhier
Series Title
EcoProduction
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31788-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31788-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31787-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51007-0
Series ISSN
2193-4614
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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