Crowd-based city logistics

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Abstract

Cities are drivers of economic development, providing infrastructure to support countless activities and services. Today, the world’s 750 biggest cities account for more than 57% of the global GDP and this number is expected to increase to 61% by 2030. More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, or urban areas, and this share will continue to growth. Rapid urban growth has posed both challenges and opportunities for city planners, not in the least when it comes to the design of transportation and logistic systems for freight. But urbanization also fosters innovation and sharing, which have led to new models for organizing movement of goods within the city. In this chapter, we highlight one of these new models: Crowd Logistics. We define the characterizing features of crowd logistics, review applications of crowd-based services within urban environments, and discuss research opportunities in the area of crowd logistics.
LanguageEnglish
Place of Publications.l.
PublisherOptimization Online
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 27 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameSCL Report Series
No.17-02

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Sampaio Oliveira, A. H., Savelsbergh, M. W. P., Veelenturf, L. P., & van Woensel, T. (2017). Crowd-based city logistics. (SCL Report Series; No. 17-02). s.l.: Optimization Online.
Sampaio Oliveira, A.H. ; Savelsbergh, M.W.P. ; Veelenturf, L.P. ; van Woensel, T./ Crowd-based city logistics. s.l. : Optimization Online, 2017. (SCL Report Series; 17-02).
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Sampaio Oliveira AH, Savelsbergh MWP, Veelenturf LP, van Woensel T. Crowd-based city logistics. s.l.: Optimization Online. 2017 Nov 27, (SCL Report Series; 17-02).