Sustainable Urban Logistics: Concepts, Methods and Information Systems

  • Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu
  • Frédéric Semet
  • Jean-Louis Routhier

Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Daniel Boudoin, Christian Morel, Mathieu Gardat
    Pages 1-20
  3. Julian Allen, Christian Ambrosini, Michael Browne, Danièle Patier, Jean-Louis Routhier, Allan Woodburn
    Pages 71-89
  4. José Holguín-Veras, Miguel Jaller
    Pages 91-112
  5. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Florence Toilier, Christian Ambrosini, Jean-Louis Routhier
    Pages 113-143
  6. Simona Mancini, Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Teodor Gabriel Crainic
    Pages 145-164
  7. Jesus Muñuzuri, J. H. R. van Duin
    Pages 165-185
  8. Joëlle Morana, Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Frédéric Semet
    Pages 187-210
  9. Edoardo Marcucci, Valerio Gatta
    Pages 227-243
  10. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Eichi Taniguchi, Bruno Faivre d’Arcier
    Pages 245-265

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.


Distribution Management Information Systems Public and Private Decision Support Sustainable Supply Chain Management Urban Logistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu
    • 1
  • Frédéric Semet
    • 2
  • Jean-Louis Routhier
    • 3
  1. 1.Research EngineerTransport Economics LaboratoryLyon CEDEX 07France
  2. 2.Central School of Lille Av. Paul LanguevVilleneuve d'AscqFrance
  3. 3.Research EngineerTransport Economics LaboratoryLyon CEDEX 07France

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