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Developing a multi dimensional poly parametric typology for city logistics

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paulus AditjandraORCiD, Dr Tom ZunderORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by Institute for City Logistics, 2017.

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This research explored the extent to which urban freight policies and measures/interventions, can be determined via the city logistics typologies and objectives studies developed from past work, comprehensively reviewing almost all European city logistics cases from the 1970s to the current day. Using EU, national, local and private sources, we collected over 260 cases from 60+ projects involving 121 cities. We reviewed urban freight typologies, based on land use, type of transport policies/measures, urban freight markets and traffic flows, city logistics problem/objectives, and other attributes, integrating cases with typologies, and validating our analysis through a panel of city logistics experts. This has created a new, comprehensive inventory that is modular and extensible. From this, and literature review, we have developed a novel, multi-dimensional, poly parametric typology for city logistics, that has multiple uses in analysing and selecting interventions.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Aditjandra PT, Zunder TH

Editor(s): Institute for City Logistics

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: The 10th International Conference on City Logistics

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 440-454

Online publication date: 14/06/2017

Acceptance date: 23/03/2017

Date deposited: 26/06/2017

Publisher: Institute for City Logistics