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A FRAMEWORK FOR STRUCTURING CITY LOGISTICS INITIATIVES

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2016.6(3).01


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Snežana Tadić - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Slobodan Zečević - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -


Abstract

Interest in the problems and conceptual solutions for city logistics is increasing each year. City is the place of largest concentration of economic and social activities, and logistics is very important for the sustainability and the economy of the city. Numerous research projects indicate that the state of urban logistics is quite critical. City logistics system is extremely complex, with a large number of participants with different roles, problems, interests and goals. They all want an attractive city by all criteria, but individual goals are often in conflict. The introduction of changes, which are positive in terms of one group, can cause a number of adverse effects for the others. Problems and complexity of logistics in urban areas caused the development of various initiatives, measures of city logistics. Different authors and researchers, according to their own interests and aims, have defined different groups of city logistics initiatives. In this paper we define a framework for structuring city logistics initiatives that provides the basic characteristics required for their analysis and evaluation. In addition, we present various classifications of city logistics initiatives.


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