Introduction to special section on logistics sprawl

‘Logistics sprawl’is the tendency of warehousing development to move away from inner urban areas toward more suburban and exurban areas. A series of three special sessions on logistics sprawl took place during the 2016 World Conference on Transport Research, organized in Shanghai, China. These sessions provided diverse case studies on logistics sprawl, all with their own specificities but using methodologies that make comparisons possible between them. This article introduces seven case studies selected by the authors based on their quality, the need for diversity (in geographical areas and city sizes), as well as the meaningfulness of having them together. Three of these studies (in the US and Canada) look at several cities within the country (up to 48 in the US case), while the other four focus on one specific city: Los Angeles, USA, Brussels, Belgium, Berlin, Germany, and Gothenburg, Sweden.


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  • Accession Number: 01706598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2019 3:08PM