City Logistics: Mapping The Future examines the key concepts of city logistics along with the associated implementation issues, methodologies, and policy measures. Chronicling the growth of city logistics as a discipline and how planning and policy have improved practice over the last ten years, it details the technologies, policies, and plans that can reduce traffic congestion, environmental impact, and the cost of logistics activities in urban freight transportation systems.
The book provides a comprehensive study of the modelling, planning, and evaluation of urban freight transport. It includes case studies from the US, UK, Netherlands, Japan, South Africa, and Australia that illustrate the experiences of cities that have already implemented city logistics, including the methods used to solve the complex issues relating to urban freight transport.
Expert contributors from major cities around the world discuss regional developments, share success stories and personal experiences, and highlight emerging trends in urban logistics. Coverage includes mathematical modeling, public policy planning and implementation, logistics in urban planning designs, and urban distribution centers.
The book examines the impact of recent advancements in technology on city logistics, including information and communication technologies, intelligent transport systems, and GPS. It also considers future directions in city logistics, including humanitarian logistics, alternative transport modes in co-modality, last kilometer deliveries, partnerships between public and private sectors, alternative fuel vehicles, and emerging technologies such as 3D printing.
Introduction; Eiichi Taniguchi and Russell G. Thompson
Partnerships among Stakeholders; Michael Browne, Maria Lindholm, and Julian Allen
Role of the Public Sector; Johan (J.G.S.N.) Visser
Urban Planning with City Logistics; Kazuya Kawamura
E-commerce and City Logistics Solution; Katsuhiko Hayashi, Toshinori Nemoto, and Johan (J.G.S.N.) Visser
Modeling ; Johan W. Joubert
Evaluating City Logistics Schemes; Russell G. Thompson
Urban Distribution Centers; Ron van Duin and Juses Muñuzuri
Intelligent Transport Systems in City Logistics; Eiichi Taniguchi
Off-Hour Delivery Programs; José Holguín-Veras, Iván Sánchez-Díaz, Miguel Jaller, Felipe Aros-Vera, Shama Campbell, Cara Wang, and Stacey Hodge
Cooperative Freight Transport Systems; Tadashi Yamada
Access Restrictions and Local Authorities’ City Logistics Regulation in Urban Areas; Hans Quak
Future Directions; Russell G. Thompson and Eiichi Taniguchi