The course (Sustainable Urban Freight and City Logistics) discusses freight transportation systems with specific emphasis on urban operations, economics, management, and planning with the aim of achieving a more sustainable system. Moreover, the course will focus on city logistics strategies with national and international examples, identifying the fundamentals of urban freight transportation systems from the public and private sector points of view.
This course aims to get an understanding about design logistics operations and/or policies that maximize total social benefits, the techniques to achieve improved urban distribution structures and the models and tools used to quantify the impacts of urban logistics decisions.
Miguel Jaller is an Assistant Professor at the University of California Davis. He holds a PhD in Transportation Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2011). He is also a Faculty at the Institute of Transport Studies where he leads the Sustainable Freight Strategy and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation.
His research interests are in the areas of sustainable freight transportation systems, city logistics, supply chain management, and disaster response logistics. Additionally, he has been part of a number of important projects funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, among others.