Sustainable City Logistics Planning: Methods and Applications. Volume 1


Series: Management Science – Theory and Applications
BISAC: BUS041000

City logistics planning is vital to improve goods transport in urban areas. It involves consolidation and coordination of goods transport activities to reduce the negative impacts of freight transport on city residents and their environment. The book presents novel and innovative approaches in the area of sustainable city logistics planning and is composed of three volumes.

The first volume addresses key problem areas related to city logistics assessment and evaluation, mobility management, vehicle routing, demand management, smart city solutions, sustainable supply chain management, risk management, intelligent transportation systems, delivery location optimization, electricity planning, and transit policy simulation.

The second volume is dedicated to electric vehicle charging, stakeholder engagement, e-commerce deliveries, corporate social responsibility, urban freight data collection, dynamic project management, postal logistics, sustainable hub location, urban freight transport planning, and stakeholder mobilization.

The third volume deals with truck route choice planning, empty container repositioning, logistics planning under disruption, dynamic risk sensitive sequential decision-making, parking revenue management, sustainable parcel delivery planning, and smart multi-purpose utility tunnels.

A variety of methods based on systems modeling and simulation, optimization, and data mining are proposed. Survey studies, best practices, state of the art, and practical applications complement the presented theoretical approaches. The book will serve as a useful resource to academicians and practitioners working in the area.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Literature Review of City Logistics Assessment and Evaluation Methodologies
(Giovanni Zenezini, Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)

Chapter 2. Millennials’ Mobility in Poland Illustrated with the Example of the Students of University of Gdańsk
(Maria Matusiewicz, Department of Transport Policy, University of Gdansk, Sopot, Poland)

Chapter 3. The Shared Customer Collaboration with Stochastic Travel Times for Urban Last-Mile Delivery
(Amel Jaoua, Safa Bhar Layeb, Akram Rekik and Jouhaina Chaouachi, UR-OASIS, National Engineering School of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 4. Rationalization of Freight Flows within the Historic Centers: The Case of Rome
(Antonio Comi, Department of Enterprise Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 5. Smart City Concepts in Practice. Case Study on European Cities
(Jagienka Rześny-Cieplińska, Department of Economics, WSB University in Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland)

Chapter 6. Analyzing the Indicators of Sustainable Supply Chain Risk: A Case of Indian Petrochemical Supply Chain
(Pradeep Kumar Tarei, PhD Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur)

Chapter 7. Intelligent Transportation Systems in Smart Cities
(Razi Iqbal, College of Computer Information Technology, American University in the Emirates, Dubai, UAE)

Chapter 8. Optimizing Delivery Location for Online Shopping
(Sina Bahrami, Kianoush Mousavi, Motahareh Shafiei Far, Matthew Roorda, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, and others)

Chapter 9. The Electricity – Means Smart and Safe City
(Krzysztof Lewandowski, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław, Poland)

Chapter 10. Transit Policy Simulation: Towards a Sustainable Urban Mobility
(Omar Lucas Torres and Anjali Awasthi, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)



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