A conceptual framework for examining urban goods movements

As a means of shaping our understanding of the urban goods movement process we need to develop a conceptual framework. The framework, in part, will condition any future modelling approach because it will indicate 'what may be accepted as significant "facts", what are already assumed to be data and what remains problematic with reference to that conceptual scheme'. A description of the urban network through which goods pass from the initial shipper to the ultimate consumer provides the underlying structure of the conceptual framework. The network supplies "the stage" on which the actors united in the process of urban goods movement interact to generate either goods flows, truck movements, highway and terminal capacity, or resource availability (a).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 15-25
  • Monograph Title: Goods movement and goods vehicles in urban areas: proceedings of a workshop at the Commonwealth Bureau of Roads, Melbourne, 29th and 30th January 1975

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  • Accession Number: 01440958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:19PM