Developing a local research strategy for city logistics on an academic campus

Thomas Hagen Zunder, Paulus Teguh Aditjandra*, Bruce Carnaby

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)


This paper investigates the relative suitability of data and methodologies to assess the determinants of urban freight activity, based on a case study that has been carried out in a city centre university campus, in a medium-sized British city. Data, from procurement/purchasing and traffic surveys, have been used to set a baseline model of freight activity in the development of Delivery and Servicing Plans. A focused literature review of urban freight studies has been completed, in order to address identified urban freight challenges in meeting sustainability objectives. The study demonstrates imperfect data and raises questions that identify new research opportunities with new data collection, including focus group interviews, staff questionnaires, and stated preference surveys. These and other methodologies are identified to address the data gap, in order to develop a localized research strategy adapted to a local campus sustainability initiative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-277
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Urban Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • city logistics
  • Delivery and Servicing Plans
  • purchasing
  • research strategy
  • urban freight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies


Dive into the research topics of 'Developing a local research strategy for city logistics on an academic campus'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this