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Green Logistics by Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing, Sharon Cullinane, Alan McKinnon

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Sustainability strategies for city logistics

Julian Allen and Michael Browne

INTRODUCTION

Approximately 80 per cent of European citizens live in an urban environment. Due to their large populations and extensive commercial establishments, urban areas require large quantities of goods and services for commercial and domestic use. The growing importance of urban freight transport is related to increases in urban populations and continued economic growth in urban areas. This results in increasing levels of demand for freight transport services (European Commission, 2007).

Urban freight transport and logistics involves the delivery and collection ...

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