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CITYLAB Observatory: new trends impacting urban logistics

16 June 2017

As part of the CITYLAB ongoing Observatory of issues affecting urban logistics, the project has identified some of the most important trends in e-commerce, ‘instant’ deliveries, logistics land use and urban sprawl in a 16-page summary document

Urban freight planning and operations need to fully recognise the economic, demographic, technological, societal and legal challenges that will shape the mobility of goods in urban areas in the future. To help cities implement their urban freight initiatives, a better understanding of new trends and challenges impacting the movement of goods in cities is necessary.

This Observatory provides data and analysis on some of the most important, or less well known, trends that will shape the urban mobility of goods in the future, including:

  • Logistics land uses, logistics real estate, and logistics sprawl
  • E-commerce, e-grocery, and instant deliveries (on-demand delivery service within two hours)

The 16-page summary document is available here.