The Impact of COVID-19 on Urban Logistics


The Impact of COVID-19 on Urban Logistics

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Urban Logistics

Dr. Laetitia Dablanc will present a soon-to-be published book chapter on the impact of COVID-19 on urban logistics. Dr. Dablanc and her team have conducted three surveys in Paris, France, during the pandemic in 2020 on logistics service providers, logistics real estate developers as well as other stakeholders such as municipalities. These surveys show how urban freight activities have been challenged and transformed because of the pandemic. In addition to the survey results, Dr. Dablanc will also present an extensive literature review and data collection efforts on COVID-19 impacts on urban consumers’ shopping habits.

About the Speaker
Dr. Laetitia Dablanc is a Professor at the University Gustave Eiffel in Paris where she heads the Logistics City Chair. Dr. Dablanc was previously Professor at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR, University of Paris-Est). She leads the Young Initiative of the World Conference of Transport Research Society. She is a member of MetroFreight, an international network of research on urban freight sponsored by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations (VREF). Her areas of research are freight transportation, freight and the environment, urban freight and logistics, freight policies, and spatial issues related to logistics. Dr. Dablanc received a Ph.D. in transportation planning from Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech in Paris, France, and a Master’s degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University, USA. She was initially trained in policy analysis and economics at Sciences Po, Paris. Dr. Dablanc has authored or co-authored numerous publications on freight transportation. She participates regularly in scientific, institutional and business meetings around the world, as well as in the media. 

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