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1st Edition

City Logistics: Modelling, planning and evaluation

Edited By

Eiichi Taniguchi

ISBN 9781138060234
Published May 24, 2017 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

This volume on city logistics presents recent advances of modelling urban freight transport as well as planning and evaluating city logistics policy measures in the academic research areas and practices. The contributions of eleven chapters have come from eight countries, including Japan, UK, The Netherlands, Italy, France, Singapore, Indonesia, and Brazil. As city logistics aims at creating efficient and environmental-friendly urban freight transport systems, these chapters deal with challenging urban freight transport problems from various point of views of the usage of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems), multi-agent modelling, public–private partnerships, and the disaster consideration.

This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Urban Sciences.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Application of exact route optimization for the evaluation of a city logistics truck ban scheme  3. Ontology-based multi-agent system for urban freight transportation  4. Multi-agent systems modelling approach to evaluate urban motorways for city logistics  5. A location-based accessibility analysis to estimate the suitability of urban consolidation facilities  6. City logistics through the canals? A simulation study on freight waterborne transport in the inner-city of Amsterdam  7. City logistics long-term planning: simulation of shopping mobility and goods restocking and related support systems  8. Model of debris collection operation after disasters and its application in urban area  9. London 2012: changing delivery patterns in response to the impact of the Games on traffic flows  10. Developing a local research strategy for city logistics on an academic campus  11. Collaboration in urban logistics: motivations and barriers  12. An estimation of freight flow using secondary data: a case study in Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

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Eiichi Taniguchi is Professor of Transport and Logistics in Department of Urban Management, Kyoto University. His research centres on City Logistics and urban freight modelling. He developed vehicle routing and scheduling with time windows models and multi-agent models for evaluating city logistics policy measures.