Logistics Sprawl: Spatial Patterns of Logistics Facilities


The sixth webinar Logistics Sprawl: Spatial Patterns of Logistics Facilities was held on July 22, 2014. This presentation discussed about spatial patterns of freight and logistics activities and the impacts associated with them. It focused on a phenomenon known as logistics sprawl, which is the tendency of warehouses to move away from urban regions towards more suburban and exurban areas.

After presenting the global issues and main data, the presentation compared how the geographic distribution of warehouses changed in several specific cities that are among the country’s fastest growing locations for logistics hubs and that we could document: Los Angeles, Atlanta and Seattle in the US, Paris in France.


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