Urban Freight Transportation Systems

Urban Freight Transportation Systems
Author: Ralf Elbert,Christian Friedrich,Hans-Christian Pfohl,Manfred Boltze
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2019-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780128173626

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Urban Freight Transportation Systems offers new insights into the complexities of today's urban freight transport system. It provides a much needed multidisciplinary perspective from researchers in not only transportation, but also engineering, business management, planning and the law. The book examines numerous critical issues, such as strategies for delivery, logistics and freight transport spatial patterns, urban policy assessment, innovative transportation technologies, urban hubs, and the role factories play in the urban freight transport system. The book offers a novel conceptual approach for addressing the problems of production, logistics and traffic in an urban context. As most of the world's population now live in cities, thus significantly increasing commercial traffic, there are numerous challenges for efficiently and sustainably delivering goods into cities. This book provides solutions and tactics to those challenges. Includes interdisciplinary contributors from around the globe Provides never-before-published original research to help users stay current and develop a deeper understanding of the field Presents the methods and results of research that is useful for both academics and practitioners

Urban Freight Transportation Management and Planning

Urban Freight Transportation Management and Planning
Author: Jose Holguin-Veras,Ivan Sanchez-Diaz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2024-07-01
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 0323951287

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Urban Freight Transportation Management and Planning: Practice and Theory provides the reader with a solid understanding of the role of urban freight activity on metropolitan economies, the externalities produced by freight activity, and effective public sector initiatives to mitigate or eliminate altogether negative externalities. This book addresses key topics related to urban freight and solutions for key challenges from a practitioner perspective. The authors systematically and pedagogically provide key and easy-to-digest information on a range of topics, including local economies and the role of supply chains and freight activity; technical procedures to estimate freight generation and freight trip generation; technical details about the wide range of initiatives that could address freight issues; and effective urban freight management and planning process (including both transportation and land-use). They also discuss simplified techniques to model and understand freight activity to support decision-making, and they incorporate key elements of sustainability and technology in different sections to provide an up-to-date view on how these relevant topics affect and are affected by urban freight. This book is a valuable resource for practitioners as well as researchers and graduate students interested in gaining a thorough understanding of the realities of urban freight systems, supply chains, and urban freight management, policy, and planning.

Sustainable Urban Logistics Concepts Methods and Information Systems

Sustainable Urban Logistics  Concepts  Methods and Information Systems
Author: Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu,Frédéric Semet,Jean-Louis Routhier
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2013-09-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783642317880

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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.

Urban Transport

Urban Transport
Author: Ashok Kumar Jain
Publsiher: APH Publishing
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2009
Genre: Local transit
ISBN: 8131304418

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On the transport system of Delhi, India.

Urban Logistics

Urban Logistics
Author: Michael Browne,Sönke Behrends,Johan Woxenius,Genevieve Giuliano,José Holguin-Veras
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2018-12-03
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780749478728

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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.

Sustainable Urban Logistics

Sustainable Urban Logistics
Author: Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-03-27
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781786301796

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Urban logistics has been a subject of interest to researchers and practitioners for more than 20 years in France and Europe, and more than 40 in the United States. Nevertheless, the subject remains difficult to address by a lack of unification in the definitions and proposed methods but also by what makes its great richness: the diversity of actors and the pluridisciplinarity of the methods and techniques available. This book, which synthesizes more than 10 years of personal research on the subject, but also experience within different teams and projects, intends to bring a unified vision (and more and more followed at the international level) on logistics planning Urban development. It begins with an overview of research in urban logistics and then describes and defines the main components: flows, actors, infrastructures, management components, technologies, regulations and financing actions. A unified vision of these elements as well as the definition of sustainable urban logistics is proposed. Then, the book presents the basics of planning and managing sustainable urban logistics. First, the basics of the before-after analysis are introduced, not only for the experiments but also for the simulation of scenarios. To carry out this type of analysis, two main groups of methods are needed: methods for estimating flows and methods for calculating evaluation indicators. The book presents the main global standards and dominant models for the estimation of the urban freight transport demand, i.e. of freight transport needs in urban areas. Then it presents the methods for estimating and simulating transport and distribution schemes (i.e. transport supply) as well as a proposal for integrated supply-demand modeling. All these methods are presented for immediate application to practitioners, accompanied by summary tables and parameters necessary for their implementation. As far as evaluation is concerned, the book presents a framework for the choice of sustainable indicators and scorecards. Second, the main methods for economic, environmental, social and accessibility assessment are presented. They are accompanied by tables and figures necessary for their implementation. Finally, the main applications of the proposed methods are introduced. The book is meant to be a practical guide to applying the main methods from scientific research to a practical context, and presents examples of quantified and explained application. It is thus the first book that summarizes and presents the main unified methods to help the different decision-makers to implement them in their actions of planning and management of the urban logistics and the transport of goods in town.

Urban Goods Movement

Urban Goods Movement
Author: Roy Thomas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2017-07-12
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781351876582

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Freight transport is essential to modern urban civilization. No urban area could exist without a reliable freight transport system. Although the private sector is responsible for much of this system, the public sector has a vital role to play in the provision of infrastructure and the establishment of a social and legal framework within which transport can occur. For these reasons, goods movement deserves and is increasingly receiving, explicit consideration in urban transport policy and planning. Many cities around the world have conducted studies aimed at resolving urban goods movement problems and a considerable, if disparate, body of research results are available. This book brings together much of this knowledge and experience in a comprehensive source of information on urban freight, particularly from a public policy or planning viewpoint. It provides both a conceptual basis for urban goods movement analysis and detailed, practical guidelines which may be used directly by those responsible for urban freight policy and planning. The author has worked for over twenty years in this field and he draws upon his experience in Australia, the United States, Great Britain, Canada and The Philippines to produce a book which is international in scope and perspective. The book is written for practising professionals, such as engineers, economists and planners, working in local government, urban transport planning agencies, highway authorities, consultancies, or research institutes; it is also relevant to graduate courses in transport planning, traffic engineering or urban policy. It is of interest to all who have a concern for contemporary issues in urban development.

Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World

Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World
Author: Michiel C.J. Bliemer,Corinne Mulley,Claudine J. Moutou
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-02-26
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781783471393

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This Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of all of the major factors that underpin our understanding of urban and transport planning in the developed world. Combining urban and transport planning in one volume, the chapters present the state of the art as well as new research and directions for the future. The contributions from leading international academics at the forefront of their fields consider transport and urban planning from a number of different perspectives including historical, policy and strategy dimensions, appraisal and financing of options, planning and design of urban areas and the management of transport and urban systems. Examples and practical guides from the developed world are included along with a detailed discussion of the emerging issues. The Handbook provides an essential reference to all of the key points on the topic as well as signalling areas of concern and future research paths. Academics, researchers, students, policymakers and practitioners will find it a constant source of information and guidance.