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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 17 August 2020: Urban Logistics, setting the scene

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

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

11.00 -12.30 : Policy framework for urban logistics in Europe  - Rosario Macario, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

12.30 - 14.00: Break

14:00 - 16:30:  Virtual excursion: Urban logistics around the globe, Aanan Sutaria, University of Antwerp

16:30 - 18:00: E-cafe: welcome activity

Tuesday 18 August 2020: Urban logistics data and analysis

9:00 - 10:30 : The geography of urban logistics - Joris Beckers, University of Antwerp

11:00 - 12:30: Surveys in urban logistics - Mathieu Gardrat, Lyon Lumière 2 University

12.30 - 14.00: Break

14:00 - 15:30:  Analysing Urban food logistics - Eleonora Morganti, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

16:30 - 18:00: Workshop on data handling and analysis for urban logistics,  Joris Beckers, University of Antwerp 

Wednesday 19 August 2020: Transport Modelling in Urban Logistics

9.00 - 10:30 : Modelling techniques in urban freight - Ivan Sanchez Diaz, Chalmers University of Technology

11:00 - 12:30: Simulation techniques , Juan Pablo Castrellon, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

12.30 - 14.00: Break

14:00 - 15:30: Modelling freight parking in residential units, Alison Conway, City College of New York

16:00- 17:30- Workshop on transport modelling for urban logistics, Ivan Cardenas, University of Antwerp

Thursday 20 August 2020: Evaluation of urban initiatives

9.00 - 10:30 :Social cost-benefit evaluation, Katrien De Langhe, University of Antwerpen

11:00 - 12:30: Assessing the ecosystem for electric vehicles in urban logistics - Tharsis Teoh, Panteia

12.30 - 14.00: Break

14:00 - 15:30: Evaluation of urban logistics initiatives - Ron van Duin, TU Delft

16:00- 17:00- Workshop on evaluation of urban logistics initiatives, Katrien De Langhe, University of Antwerp


Friday 21 August 2020: Implementations: lessons and challenges

9.00 - 9:45: How can education and training programs help support urban logistics practices and policies? Learnings from the US. Tom O’ Brien. California State University Long Beach

10:00 - 10:45: Approach of Transport for London concerning urban logistics. Tom Parker. Tranpsort for London.

11:00 - 11:45: Best practices in urban logistics in Indian Argentian and Colombia. ICLEI

11.45 - 13.00 Postal Logistics and urban logistics? What are the trends? – Ian Kerr. The Postal Hub Podcast.

13.00 - 14:30 Lunch Break 

14:00 - 16:00: How can city policy go hand in hand with logistics strategies? Is urban consolidation an option? Both for B2B and B2C? Etc. What about micro depots? Should cities close the city or encourage easy access?. Roel Gevaers. University of Antwerp.

16:00 - 16:30 Certificate ceremony

24 – 28 August 2020, optional for those wishing to collect 3 ECTS: project work, under supervision by course organisers

The students will have frequent contact moments with the supervisors from the University of Antwerp.

28 August 2020, optional for those wishing to collect 3 ECTS: Project presentations and closing of the course

By 14 September, optional for those wishing to collect 3 ECTS: submission of the project paper, for final rating