Podcast: Moving Urban Logistics Forward, Part I

A new UPS/GreenBiz study provides a greener blueprint for city delivery.

John Davies | GreenBiz

Urbanization is arguably the defining challenge for how people will live and work in the world of tomorrow.

With two-thirds of the global population expected to live in cities by 2050, the need for efficient and sustainable logistics has never been greater.

That’s why we’re launching a three-part series on how forward-looking businesses, academic institutions and sustainability leaders are reimagining the movement of goods in urban spaces.

In the first episode, we chat with John Davies, vice president and senior analyst at GreenBiz Group, where he heads independent research on business operations and the sustainability profession.

Click to download the UPS/GreenBiz Study.

UPS recently partnered with GreenBiz to research the business challenges tied to urbanization. John breaks down the findings and the future of city planning, public-private partnerships and data-driven solutions disrupting international commerce.

As John explains, this is more than just an environmental challenge. A new approach to city delivery will change how we pay for goods, how businesses provide value to their customers and how city dwellers live their everyday lives.

Which cities are tapping into the most innovative solutions? How do we balance short-term challenges with long-term opportunities? What about the environmental cost of e-commerce?

And finally, why is now the time to act?