MIT MLL partners with Monterrey Tech to explore urban freight solutions in Mexico City neighborhoods

The MIT Megacity Logistics Lab is partnering with Monterrey Tech Campus Santa Fé to explore sustainable urban freight solutions in the Azcapotzalco area in Mexico City. The research methodology devised for this project combines state-of-the art logistics data analytics and interactive visualization. Researchers include Monterrey Tech faculty: Dr. Josué Velazquez, Dr. Lourdes Muñoz, Dr. Raul Morales[…]

ELA 2015 award for André Alho

IST-Lisbon PhD candidate and MLL visiting student André Alho recieved the “2015 best doctoral disertation award” at the European Logistics Association Doctorate Workshop, for his research on urban freight parking in Lisbon. About the workshop: The European Logistics Association organizes a yearly European Doctorate Workshop. The 2015 edition was in Schindellegi, Switzerland, from June 24th[…]

Data Collection for Urban Atlas

10 MIT undergraduates students attended a training workshop for km2-Urban Logistics Atlas data collection. The students are destined for Madrid, Kuala Lumpur, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Beijing. This effort is funded by MISTI.

The nanostore

My colleague Jan Fransoo and myself have coined the term nanostore to refer to the wide variety of small shops, owner operated and usually much smaller than convenience stores, that abound in emerging markets, specially in megacities. Some of our ideas on the unique characteristics and the implications to urban logistics can be found in this[…]