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Identification of the regional and economic contexts of sustainable urban logistics policies

Kebede Reda, Abel and Gebresenbet, Girma and Tavasszy, Lori and Ljungberg, David (2020). Identification of the regional and economic contexts of sustainable urban logistics policies. Sustainability. 12 , 8322
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Abstract

Urban logistics policies have become instrumental in achieving sustainable transport systems. Developing and emerging countries still lag far behind in the implementation of such policies when compared with developed countries. This exposure gap provides an opportunity for policy transfer, but this is a complex process requiring knowledge of many contextual factors and involving multiple steps. A good understanding of those contextual factors of measures by cities may be critical for a successful transfer. Our study aimed to identify the different contexts of urban logistics measures or policies worldwide and to assess their significance for policy transferability. In this study, urban logistics measures discussed in the literature were retrieved with a systematic literature review method and then the contexts were recorded, distinguishing between economic development levels and geographical regions. The analysis revealed that the economic level and geographical location of cities both have a strong association with the type of measure implemented. Barriers and drivers were identified by assessing policy transfer between developed and developing countries. Institutional and physical barriers appeared to be highly pertinent for a range of measures, while drivers or facilitators were identified from specific problems in developing countries and the respective measures in developed countries. Thus, the analysis of contextual factors can provide a first response to the key challenges and opportunities of sustainable urban logistics policies transfer to developing countries.

Authors/Creators:Kebede Reda, Abel and Gebresenbet, Girma and Tavasszy, Lori and Ljungberg, David
Title:Identification of the regional and economic contexts of sustainable urban logistics policies
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:12
Article number:8322
Number of Pages:19
ISSN:2071-1050
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 201 Civil Engineering > Transport Systems and Logistics
Keywords:urban logistics, city logistics, sustainable policies, developing countries, policy transfer, policy adaptability
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108423
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108423
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DOI10.3390/su12208322
ID Code:18152
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:09 Nov 2020 09:03
Metadata Last Modified:09 Nov 2020 09:11

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