GTZ module on Urban Freight in Developing Cities

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
This new GTZ Sourcebook module describes the importance of freight transportation in the context of urban development and provides detailed information on available options to meet current and future challenges for urban goods transport in rapidly growing cities of the developing world.
The economic development of urban agglomerations depends heavily on a reliable and friction-free supply of goods and materials. At the same time, freight transportation in urban centres contributes considerably to air pollution, noise emission and traffic congestion. Decisive action is necessary in order to optimise urban freight delivery, and thus to alleviate the negative effects.

This new GTZ Sourcebook module describes the importance of freight transportation in the context of urban development and provides detailed information on available options to meet current and future challenges for urban goods transport in rapidly growing cities of the developing world.

The module has been written by Bernhard O. Herzog, expert in the field of freight operation and fleet-management with more than 30 years experience in the field of transport planning and logistics.

Link: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2473&Itemid=1〈=en
Country: 
Europe-wide
Topic: 
Urban mobility planning