Antwerp, Belgium

Urban Logistics

when 15 August 2022 - 26 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 950

Academic circles as well as governments have only grown their focus on urban logistics in recent years. This is because, on the one hand, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and they account for 70% of total GDP worldwide (UN, 2017). On the other hand, the urban logistics that brings the goods to these consumers and economic activities causes 20-30% of the total number of kilometers driven and 16-50% of the emissions in these areas (Dablanc, 2007). E-commerce and last-mile delivery surge enormously, but also the problems they bring to cities. Planning and managing urban transport in urban areas under a dynamic context as today is key for city sustainable development.



This course provides the necessary background, knowledge and skills to do so. It is composed of two weeks of classes. During these two weeks, you will get an intensive series of interactive lectures, workshops and two excursions in and around Antwerp. Topics are organised per day: urban logistics: setting the scene, logistics and its role in the city, modelling and data collection, evaluation of urban initiatives, and implementations: lessons and challenges. Moreover, the participants will elaborate a specific assignment in groups, under supervision, including intermediary meeting moments, question rounds, and a presentation of results achieved.

Course leader

Dr. Ivan Cardenas

Target group

Undergraduate, postgraduate and professionals from all backgrounds and levels, with a strong interest in urban logistics.

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

Fee info

EUR 950: Regular fee: includes course material, coffee breaks, lunches , farewell dinner, a social activity linked to Flemish culture, and assignment support. It does not include accommodation.

Application deadline for participans subject to visa requirements: 30 April.
EUR 450: Students: fee includes course material, coffee breaks, lunches , farewell dinner, a social activity linked to Flemish culture, and assignment support. It does not include accommodation.