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Heterogeneity of logistics facilities: an issue for a better understanding and planning of the location of logistics facilities

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In the last few years, the issue of the location of logistics activities emerged in the literature, in Europe and in the United States, especially from the perspective of logistics spatial dynamics as logistics sprawl. These issues of spatial dynamics question urban policies, because they underline the lack of interest in freight in the planning process. Indeed, one of the major issues in planning logistics facilities is the lack of a good understanding of the logistics sector: it is difficult to guide public action in the absence of detailed and precise data. The great heterogeneity of logistics facilities is often underestimated by public policies. The visibility of some sectors in public policies or academic literature, as parcel industry or e-commerce, hides other sides of logistics as an industry sector. With this paper we underline differences in the location of facilities, which translates into a difficult implementation of public policies to regulate logistics sprawl in the case of the Paris region. This paper studies precisely the location of the warehouses and terminals, and their place in the spatial organization of logistics facilities in the Paris Region. In particular, we compare the location of mass retail and wholesale trade facilities, logistics provider's facilities and parcel's industry facilities.
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hal-02614571 , version 1 (21-05-2020)

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Adeline Heitz, Pierre Launay, Adrien Beziat. Heterogeneity of logistics facilities: an issue for a better understanding and planning of the location of logistics facilities. European Transport Research Review, 2019, ⟨10.1186/s12544-018-0341-5⟩. ⟨hal-02614571⟩
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