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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

9.00 - 9.30am: Welcome - Ann Verhetsel, University of Antwerp

9.30am – 10.45am: Urban logisqtics: basics of transport economics and externalities - Thierry Vanelslander, University of Antwerp

10.45am - 12.15pm:An introduction to policy making in urban logistics - Rosario Macario, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Universidade de Lisboa - TransportNET

12.15pm-2pm: Lunch

2pm-3.30pm: T.B.A. - Anne Goodchild, University of Washington

3.45pm - 5pm: Panel discussion

Tuesday 20 August 2019: New trends in urban logistics

8.00am - 12.15am: Bike Excursion on the City of Antwerp

12.15pm - 2pm: Lunch

2pm- 3.30pm: Innovation in last-mile logistics: Companies should be five-time smarter: the lessons learned from Green Deal Zero Emission City Logistics in the Netherlands - Walter Ploos van Amstel, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

3.45pm - 5pm: Crowdsourcing in the last mile - Heleen Buldeo Rai, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Wednesday 21 August 2019: Quantitative analysis of urban logistics topics

9am - 10.30am: Spatial analysis in urban logistics - Joris Beckers, University of Antwerp

10.45am - 12.15pm: The geography of urban logistics – Adeline Heitz, University of Paris-Est

12.15pm - 2pm: Lunch

2pm - 3.30pm: The why and how of modeling urban logistics - Lori Tavasszy, Delft University of Technology

3.45pm - 5pm: How eCommerce changed and triggered innovations in the last mile - Roel Gevaers, BD my Shopi

Thursday 22 August 2019: Evaluation of urban logistics solutions

9am - 10.30am: T.B.A. - Michael Browne, University of Gothenburg

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

12.15pm - 2pm: Lunch

2pm - 5pm: Workshop

Friday 23 August 2019: Practitioners day

9am - 12am: Practice/Policy debate

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

12.15pm - 3pm: Lunch

3pm - 5pm: Unlocking the benefits of pick-up points for sustainable E-commerce distribution in urban areas - Ivan Cardenas, University of Antwep

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

Lunches provided each day.

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