CEO ‘Simple Kitchen and Bath’ (USA)
System manager, Cologne/Bonn Airport (Germany)
This article summarizes the arguments within the scientific discussion on the feasibility and applicability of green logistics in Smart Cities. The purpose of the article is to study the features of green logistics and the benefits of implementing its approaches to urban development, based on the analysis of Smart City projects in the USA and the EU, and justifying on this basis the feasibility of taking into account the experience of successful examples in developing urban development strategies around the world. Systematization of literary sources regarding the use of green logistics has shown that it has wide opportunities for introducing both the management of the goods of the companies and the passenger traffic and transport of the city. It is obvious that logistics is closely linked to the structure of the city: transport networks, zones, nodes, that is, with architecture and urban planning, as well as with the environment. Since it is urgent to minimize pollution, increase the efficiency of using logistic resources, optimize the process of making managerial decisions on the use of material, financial and other resources, then there is a need to use the principles of «green logistics» in the city. So, the actuality of this scientific problem solution is caused by the need to find ways to ensure the effectiveness of the proposed measures related to the implementation of urban development projects based on the concept of Smart City, the development of IT, environmental problems. Methodological tools of the research methods were the comparative analysis methods, namely the experience of the EU and the USA in the implementation of green logistics approaches in Smart Cities. The object of research is the leading Smart Cities of the world, as they are an example for other cities to ensure the well-being of their citizens. The paper presents the results of an empirical analysis of the of green logistics issues application in Smart Cities, which has shown that most of them use logistics to movement, storage and distribution of goods, movement and storage of public, passenger transportation, placement of hazardous wastes that affect the ecosystem of the city and against the principles of sustainable development. The research empirically confirms and theoretically proves the efficiency of using green logistics in providing urban development.
Keywords: green logistics, Smart City, GHG emissions, environment, transport, storage, network.
JEL Classification: F64, N70, N90, O18, R42.
Cite as: Paskannaya, Т., & Shaban, G. (2019). Innovations in green logistics in smart cities: USA and EU experience. Marketing and Management of Innovations, 1, 173-181. https://doi.org/10.21272/mmi.2019.1-14
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