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Academic circles as well as governments have only grown the focus on urban logistics in recent years. This is because, on the one hand, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and they account for 70% of total GDP worldwide (UN, 2017). On the other hand, the urban logistics that brings the goods to these consumers and economic activities causes 20-30% of the total number of kilometers driven and 16-50% of the emissions in these areas (Dablanc, 2007). Therefore, planning and managing the urban transport is key for a sustainable development of cities. These form the topic of the second Urban Logistics Summer School.

Monday 19 August 2019: Urban Logistics, setting the scene

9am – 10.30am: Transport economics & sustainalility - Thierry Vanelslander, University of Antwerp

10.45am - 12.15pm: City logistics - introduction (Policy) - Rosario Macario, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Universidade de Lisboa - TransportNET

12.15pm-2pm: Lunch

2pm-3.30pm: City logistics - introduction (Practice) - Anne Goodchild, University of Washington

3.45pm - 5pm: Panel discussion

Tuesday 20 August 2019: New trends in urban logistics

9am - 10.30am: New trends in urban logistics - Walter Ploos van Amstel, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

10.45am - 12.15pm: New trends in urban logistics - Heleen Buldeo Rai, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

12.15pm - 2pm: Lunch

2pm- 5pm: Excursion

Wednesday 21 August 2019: Quantitative analysis of urban logistics topics

9am - 10.30am: The geography of urban logistics - Adeline Heitz, University of Paris-Est

10.45am - 12.15pm: The geography of urban logistics – Joris Beckers, University of Antwerp

2pm - 3.30pm: Modelling urban logistics flows - Lori Tavasszy, Delft University of Technology

3.45pm - 5pm: Modelling urban logistics flows - Ivan Cardenas, University of Antwerp

Thursday 22 August 2019: Evaluation of urban logistics solutions

9am - 10.30am: Evaluation of city logistics solutions - Michael Browne, University of Gothenburg

10.45am - 12.15pm: Evaluation of city logistics solutions - Katrien De Langhe, University of Antwerp

2pm - 5pm: Excursion

Friday 23 August 2019: Practitioners day

9am - 10.30am: Practice/Policy discussion

10.45am - 12.15pm: Logistics in the city - Mini Hackaton

12.15pm - 2pm: Lunch

2pm - 5pm: Logistics in the city - Mini Hackaton

26 – 29 August 2019, optional for those wishing to collect 3 ECTS: project work, under supervision by course organisers

30 August 2019, optional for those wishing to collect 3 ECTS: Project presentations and closing of the course

By 16 September, optional for those wishing to collect 3 ECTS: submission of the project paper, for final rating