November 14, 2017 – The Simulations of the Urban Logistics Land Use and Associated Logistics Chains for Policy Insights


Date: November 14, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Takanori SAKAI

Supervisor: Professor Moshe BEN-AKIVA (MIT-CEE)


The development of global supply chain networks and the advances in the ICT have significantly changed logistics practices over the last several decades. The changes in logistics systems and the population and density growth in cities led to the spatial restructuring of logistics facilities that entails the outward migration of logistics facilities, so called “logistics sprawl”. Despite of the growing concern over the negative impacts urban freight traffic entails through such restructuring, such as congestion, emissions, noises, and traffic accidents, such impacts and the policies to reduce the impacts have not been sufficiently addressed in the past.


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