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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 in urban areas under a dynamic context as today logistics is key for city sustainable development.

20 August 2018: Introduction to urban logistics

9am: Course opening – Ann Verhetsel, University of Antwerp

9.15am – 9.30am: Practical information - Thierry Vanelslander, University of Antwerp

9.30am - 11.00am: Key trends and issues in urban freight transportation – Jacques Leonardi, University of Westminster

11.15am - 12.30pm: Trams for urban freight distribution : a private and/or social success? – Katrien De Langhe, University of Antwerp

2pm 3.30pm: The impacts of B2C e-commerce on urban logistics – Ivan Cardenas, University of Antwerp

3.45pm - 5pm: The changing face of the last mile – Roel Gevaers, BD My Shopi

21 August: Big Data and Smart Cities in an urban logistics context

9am - 10.30am: Gathering urban logistics data via smart cities alternatives – Thierry Vanelslander, University of Antwerp

10.45am - 12pm: The smart zone in Antwerp, opportunities for data collection –Bart Braem, IDLab -  

1.30pm - 5pm: Technical Visit – Urban logistics pilots in the City of Ghent, including CargoVelo, Maxmobiel

22 August: Special topics in urban logistics

9am - 10.30am: The case of Ho.Re.Ca. and Health Care logistics – Thomas Verlinden, University of Antwerp

10.45am - 12.15pm: The Urban Layer of E-Commerce – Joris Beckers, University of Antwerp

2pm - 3.30pm: The economic feasibility of cycling couriers – Jochen Maes, Ecorys

3.45pm - 5pm: Workshop

23 August: Urban logistics impact

9am - 10.30am: The potential for logistics innovation in metropolitan areas - Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California

10.45am - 12.15pm: The need for and potential of e-vehicles – Verena Ehler, DLR

1pm - 5pm: Technical Visit – Urban Logistics in the City of Antwerp, including Bonton, Avantida and Blue Line Logistics

24 August: Policy framework for urban logistics initiatives

9am - 10.30am: Urban Logistics Policy and Planning: UVAR + e-commerce – Thierry Vanelslander, University of Antwerp

10.45am - 12.15pm: Urban Logistics Policy and Planning: stakeholder consultation + electric vehicles + ICT – Vasco Reis, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Universidade de Lisboa - TransportNET

2pm - 3.30pm: Economic potential of sustainability measures - Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California

27 – 30 August, optional for those wishing to collect 3 ECTS: project work, under supervision by course organisers

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

By 15 September, optional for those wishing to collect 3 ECTS: submission of the project paper, for final rating