New concepts, new urban logistics companies are emerging in Asia, Europe, and the United States, and more recently in all urban regions of the world, driven by digital revolutions. This logistic aims to meet the demand of urban companies and consumers for new services while providing solutions to cities’ concerns about the environmental and social impacts of current urban deliveries.
For cities with efficient urban logistics (such as Tokyo) that integrate logistics facilities into very dense urban areas or “intelligent” neighbourhood logistics, there are still less central districts and many large cities in the world whose congestion and emissions related to freight transport remain at far too high levels, while social issues (jobs and working conditions) are becoming more acute.
The Logistics City Chair is part of this context, with a specific dual ambition:
- To pay particular attention, especially through the disciplines of urban planning and development, to the question of crucial logistical locations for urban and metropolitan areas such as warehouses.
- To explore the impact of new consumption and distribution trends on urban logistics and the territories, particularly those related to e-commerce and more generally to digital transformations. Working in the Île-de-France region and having comparative perspective, data will be collected and developments in major world cities will be identified.
We will aim to increase knowledge while ensuring that we provide methodological tools to public and private actors in urban logistics, to contribute to the development of public policies on freight mobility, the energy transition of the sector, new logistics real estate and employment.
Policy and Evaluation Committee
- Jonathan Sebbane, General Director of SOGARIS, President of the Chair’s COE.
- Julien Aldhuy, Senior Lecturer at School of Urban Planning of Paris.
- François Dagnaud, SOGARIS CEO and Mayor of the 19th arrondissement of Paris.
- Damien Lamberton, Vice President of Research at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée.
- Serge Piperno, Scientific Director of IFSTTAR.
- Antoine Frémont, Deputy Scientific Director of IFSTTAR.
- Claude Samson, President of AFILOG, a professional association of logistics real estate and supply chain players.
- Susana Val, Associate Research Professor MIT-Saragosse, Director of the Zaragoza Logistics Centre (ZLC).
- Marion Waller, Deputy Chief of Staff of Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris.
- Laetitia Dablanc, Director of Research at IFSTTAR, University of Paris Est.
- Sandrine Wenglenski, Lecturer at UPEM, LVMT.
- Sonia Samadi, Director of Development and Innovation at Sogaris.
- Juliette Berthon, Head of Development and Innovation Sogaris.
- Adeline Heitz, Lecturer at CNAM.
- Laura Palacios-Argüello, Post-doc LVMT, UPEM.
- Heleen Buldeo Rai, Post-doc LVMT, UPEM.