Rapid urbanisation in recent decades has led to considerable increase in freight movements in urban areas. Urban logistics focuses on the efficient and effective transport of urban freight while taking into account the negative effects on the economy, environment and society. This course aims to address the components involved in city logistics and the strategies used to mitigate its externalities. The effect of the main trends in urban logistics such as the growth in e-commerce, the sharing economy, and sustainability, will be discussed. Students will become familiar with the basis for modelling and forecasting urban freight as well as the key decision support tools in urban logistics.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January