Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 10 hours
Learn to build and assess sustainable logistics strategies in urban areas
This course will enhance your knowledge of the organisation of sustainable city logistics strategies. You will determine the main impacts of urban freight transportation on local societies and understand how various operational and regulatory policies affect performance.
You will explore a range of innovative city logistics solutions from across the world and learn how to evaluate their social, economic and environmental impacts.
Overall, this course will integrate and consolidate your knowledge of sustainable development and ethical decision-making in the context of city logistics.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1: City logistics
- City logistics
- Urban freight transportation
- Forward logistics
- Reverse logistics
- Transport externalities (eg congestion, noise, vibration)
- Online deliveries etc.
Week 2: Sustainable city logistics
- City logistics solutions (eg pedestrian zones, reduced emission zones, out-of-hours deliveries
- Consolidation centres
- Click-and-collect schemes (parcel lockers, drones)
- Carbon auditing tools
- Emissions assessment
- Life-cycle analysis
- Scenario analysis etc.
Who is the course for?
This course will be of particular interest to those working in the logistics sector and various public organisations, such as transport and logistics planners, junior and middle business managers, urban designers, environmental experts, local authorities, policy makers, researchers, etc. It will provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to design and establish innovative and efficient city logistics solutions while reducing their overall social, economic and environmental impacts.
Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.