Academic circles, as well as governments, have only grown the focus on urban logistics in recent years. This is because, on the one hand, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and they account for 70% of total GDP worldwide.
On the other hand, city logistics that brings the goods to these consumers and economic activities causes 20-30% of the total number of kilometers driven and 16 to 50 percent of the emissions in these areas. Therefore, planning and managing urban transport is key for the sustainable development of cities. These form the topic of the second Urban Logistics Summer School in Antwerp (Belgium).
The Summer school is on planning and managing the urban transport in urban areas under a dynamic context as today logistics: key for city sustainable development. An intensive immersion into the world of urban logistics, based on an introductory module covering all aspects of urban logistics (week 1) and an optional assignment preparation week (week 2) focusing on innovation and sustainability in the Industry in all its facets.