Special Issue "Green City Logistics"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Stanisław Iwan

Guest Editor
Faculty of Economics and Transport Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, 11 Poboznego St., 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: city logistics; transport telematics; logistics telematics; utilization of artificial intelligence in transport and logistics; utilization of simulation tools in transport and logistics

Dr. Stanislaw Iwan is an associate professor at Maritime University of Szczecin, Faculty of Economics and Engineering of Transport, Department of Transport Systems. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers, monographs and chapters in monographs (in Polish and in English), including papers presented at the City Logistics Conference, organized by the Institute for City Logistics, Kyoto. He is a coordinator and investigator for various international and domestic projects, as well as a member of scientific associations and organizations. He was the Guest Editor of Proceedings published in Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 151, 2014; Transportation Research Procedia, Volume 16, 2016; and Transportation Research Procedia, Volume 39, 2019.
Prof. Dr. Leise Kelli de Oliveira

Guest Editor
Department of Transport and Geotechnical Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 31515-212, Brazil
Interests: urban freight transport; transportation planning; logistics; city logistics; urban mobility; public policies; econometrics applied in urban freight transport; spatial analysis applied in urban freight transport

Prof. Dr. Leise Kelli de Oliveira is an associate professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She is a researcher supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), a reviewer of Sustainability and Transportes (Brazilian journal), and the author or co-author of 46 journal papers, 3 books, 11 chapters, and more than 100 Proceedings of national and international conferences (in Portuguese and English).

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of sustainable, environmentally friendly urban freight transport systems has become the most significant challenge for city authorities, logistics operators, deliverers, and purchasers, as well as manufacturers (especially vehicles producers) and other urban freight transport stakeholders. Due to the fast growth of urban areas and the number of city dwellers, as well as the increasing importance of e-commerce in regular business practices, it is important to find the solutions that will help reduce the negative impact of the transport systems on the city environment. This is one of the most important aspects of the effort to make our cities more user friendly.

This Special Issue will include papers focused on different topics related to the development of sustainable urban freight transport and the implementation of environmentally friendly solutions in city areas. The authors should focus on the influence of urban freight transport on the environment, including goods distribution in different city types, safety problems in urban freight transport, new trends in ecologistics, the development of innovative measures based on computerization of urban infrastructure, the utilization of telematics systems in urban freight distribution, and the utilization of alternative delivery systems, as well as alternatively fueled vehicles and the implementation of UFT systems based on different transport modes. Special attention will be paid to electro-mobility issues in city logistics as well as autonomous delivery systems.

Prof. Dr. Stanisław Iwan
Prof. Dr. Leise Kelli de Oliveira
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Environmental impact of urban freight transport;
  • Utilization of electro-mobility in city logistics;
  • New trends in city logistics;
  • Autonomous systems in city logistics;
  • IT platforms for freight distribution in urban areas;
  • Modeling freight distribution in urban areas;
  • Planning freight distribution in the context of sustainable development;
  • Public-private partnerships for sustainable urban logistics;
  • Safety aspects in urban freight transport;
  • Metropolitan environment monitoring in terms of freight transport;
  • Impact of logistics systems on the effective functioning of metropolitan areas;
  • Economic aspects of improving safety in freight distribution in urban areas;
  • Sustainable logistics in the urban tourist area

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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