This Special Issue of Transportation Planning and Technology focuses on urban logistics and its facilities in terms of environmental and/or societal sustainability, related real estate developments and innovations, and the urban planning policies and practices which may be put in place to support them. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
- Logistics sprawl and proximity logistics
- Planning policies and practices for urban logistics facilities
- Stakeholder management for urban logistics facilities
- (Comparative) case studies on urban logistics facilities
- Real estate developments/innovations for urban logistics facilities
- Environmental sustainability assessments of urban logistics facilities, including noise nuisances, air pollution, traffic congestion
- Societal sustainability assessments of urban logistics facilities, including on workers, neighbours, consumers
As with any paper submitted to Transportation Planning and Technology, all papers should demonstrate an actual or potential practical contribution to the planning of improved transport systems or the use of technology to improve the functioning of transport systems. All papers should also be based on robust empirical evidence, as papers which are primarily based on the author's opinions without presenting a clear framework of analysis will not be considered.
Abstract (maximum 500 words) should be submitted to the special issue editors: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, .email@example.com@rug.nl and no later than 31 October 2023. Notification of an accepted abstract will be by November 15 2023. Select "Special issue Urban logistics facilities" when submitting your paper via the journal's Submission Portal.
For any queries please contact the special issue editors at the contact details above. The expected print publication date of this special issue is November 2024 but papers that have passed peer-review will be published online as soon as they have been accepted and completed the production process.