City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport: Multiple Perspectives - Nectar Series on Transportation and Communications Networks Research (Hardback)
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City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport: Multiple Perspectives - Nectar Series on Transportation and Communications Networks Research (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 31/08/2011
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City distribution plays a key role in supporting urban lifestyles, helping to serve and retain industrial and trading activities, and contributing to the competitiveness of regional industry. Despite these positive effects, it also generates negative (economic, environmental and social) impacts on cities worldwide. Relatively little attention has been paid to these issues by researchers and policymakers until recently. The analyses found in City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport aim to improve knowledge in this important area by recognizing and evaluating the problems, with a focus on urban freight transport systems. This book offers a thorough evaluation of city distribution and urban freight transport, highlighting the importance of developing methodologies that reflect and integrate stakeholder perceptions. Case studies demonstrate that knowledge and awareness in the area of urban freight transport is low, and that broadening knowledge in this area is integral to the innovation of new urban freight policies. The authors argue that the main challenge for researchers lies in developing methodologies that facilitate communication and cooperation between the different actors, citing that this can be achieved by defining either a common evaluation framework with quantitative indicators or an evaluation framework where the points of view have been explicitly modeled. This will be of interest to researchers, city planners and policymakers. Students and scholars of development, public policy, and urban studies will also find much of relevance in this important volume.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780857932747
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`. . . the authors' use of relatively wide range of case studies and innovative methods as well as the clarity with which the analysis is presented makes this book a valuable reference for planners and policymakers. It provides an understanding of the key issues of urban freight distribution in modern cities. The book also appeals to academic scholars and graduate students in the field of either urban planning or public policy, who can also benefit from the extensive and solid foundation laid for future research.' -- Zhenhua Chen, The Review of Regional Studies
`This book is an important contribution to the study of the subject [of urban freight transport], focusing strongly on the inter-related issues of efficiency and sustainability.' -- Allan Woodburn, Journal of Transport Geography

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