The programme of the next edition will be announced in the spring of 2023. As a reference, you can find the programme of 2022 below.




The Urban Logistics Summer School will take place for two weeks, starting from 15th August 2022 until 26th August 2022. We prepare a hybrid version, where all lectures will be held on our campus in Antwerp but these lectures can also be followed online. Participants attending the summer school on campus will have the opportunity to participate in various social activities and excursions.

All the sessions are planned from 9:00 to 13:00 (CET) for both weeks. 

Week 1

MONDAY 15TH OF AUGUST

18:00 – 20:00

Welcome reception


TUESDAY 16TH OF AUGUST: SETTING THE SCENE

09:00 – 10:00

Introduction to transport economics

THIERRY VANELSLANDER

10:15 – 11:30

Introduction to urban logistics

IVAN CARDENAS

11:45 - 13:00

Introduction to policy making in urban logistics

JOSE HOLGUIN VERAS

WEDNESDAY 17TH OF AUGUST: DIGITALIZATION AND THE CITY

09:00 – 10:00

Integrating e-commerce in urban mobility planning

ASTRID BJORGEN

10:15 – 11:30

Freight Trip Generation: Commercial establishments and Ecommerce deliveries to households

JOSE HOLGUIN VERAS

11:45 - 13:00

Urban freight simulation: examples with an urban freight simulator in the HARMONY project

MICHIEL DE BOK

THURSDAY 18TH OF AUGUST: EXCURSION CITY OFMECHELEN

FRIDAY 19TH OF AUGUST: PRACTITIONERS DAY 1 Moderator (Jose Holguin Veras)

Week 2

MONDAY 22TH OF AUGUST: LOGISTICS IN CITIES

09:00 – 10:00

Stakeholder interactions in urban freight

SECKIN OZKUL

10:15 – 11:30

Logistics for the marginalized: Assessing the equity of urban logistics innovations

IVAN SANCHEZ DIAZ

11:45 - 13:00

Managing Freight Parking and Loading on Urban Streets

ALISON CONWAY

TUESDAY 23TH OF AUGUST: MANAGING THE COMPLEXITIES IN URBAN FREIGHT TRANSPORT

09:00 – 10:00

Urban logistics and urban planners: the world of practitioners

SANDRA ROTHBARD

10:15 – 11:30

The role of disrupting technologies in urban logistics of the future

AMALIA POLYDOROPOULOU

11:45 - 13:00

Integration of logistics in mobility-as-a-service

MICHELA LE PIRA

WEDNESDAY 24TH OF AUGUST: EXCURSION CITY OF ANTWERP

THURSDAY 25TH OF AUGUST: QUANTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF URBAN LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS

09:00 – 10:00

The changing retail and real estate landscape

JORIS BECKERS

10:15 – 11:30

Modelling consolidation in cities

IVAN CARDENAS

11:45 - 13:00

Optimization of urban logistics solutions

KENNETH SORENSEN

FRIDAY 26TH OF AUGUST: PRACTITIONERS DAY 2 Moderator (Rosario Macario)

Target group

The course welcomes all students, practitioners and policymakers interested in urban logistics. Multi-disciplinary participation is strongly welcomed. Students should be attending at least a Master program, and therefore have obtained a Bachelor's degree already. For practitioners and policymakers, this requirement does not apply.

Study credits (ECTS)

The course values 3 ECTS credits. Those wishing to collect credits, will need to prepare, during the second course week, a presentation by the last day of that week, as well as a scientific paper assignment by two weeks after the course end. The presentation is meant as a structuring of ideas and a first output of the assignment work. The subsequent paper is to thoroughly report on the research findings, with a clear introduction, problem statement, approach, findings and conclusions. The assignment is group work, and groups as well as topics will be fixed during the first course days.

The first course week can also be followed stand-alone. The tariff does not change.

To include the credits in the curriculum at the home institution, participants need an agreement with the responsible person at their university. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.