Megacities – cities with a population of at least 10 million people – are increasing in both number and size, and their share of world GDP is expected to grow from about 15% to over 20% in a decade. Most of the 31 megacities that currently exist are located in emerging markets.

Up until now research on the megacity phenomenon has centered on the urban landscape, people mobility and managing traffic congestion. Based within the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, the Megacity Logistics Lab  focuses on understanding and transforming the supply chains that interface with these sprawling urban centers.

Sao Paulo

Bogota, Colombia

Urban Freight Observation deck (UFO)
Nathalia Zambuzi & Yin Jin Lee from the MIT Megacity Logistics Lab demonstrate the first iteration of the Urban Freight Observation deck (UFO) on a lego model developed by Nathalia with help from megacity logistics lab colleagues ( and
Urban Logistics Visualization
Last Mile is a project focused on visualizing information relevant to logistic operations in different contexts, collecting and displaying urban and corporate information. Last Mile is composed of two different platforms: km2 and loopa
Last Mile Roundtable - May 21, 2014 (NEW DATE!)
This roundtable will bring together practitioners from a variety of sectors and geography to discuss the challenges and opportunities in re-inventing last-mile deliveries in urban areas. This roundtable will be hosted by Dr. Edgar E. Blanco (, Founder and Director of the Megacity Logistics Lab at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.