SURFLOGH Expertise Recognised in Urban Logistics Handbook

14 July 2021 - Published by Deirdre Buist
As a result of their research within the SURFLOGH project, Dr Jonathan Cowie of Edinburgh Napier University and Keith Fisken of SESTran, have been invited to contribute a chapter on cycle logistics to the Routledge Handbook of Urban Logistics. Needless to say, we are very proud of our Scottish partners and this recognition.

This book will be published as part of Routledge’s International Handbook Series, and will contain 33 chapters, each focusing on a key aspect of urban logistics.  International in its outlook and scope, in the words of one of the co-editors, the text will “…draw on the expertise of leading academics in the subject area”.  Each chapter will be evidence-based with the readership targeted at academics, researchers and transport practitioners in logistics management, as well as policy makers and advisers in logistics and city sustainability.  It will also serve as a key reference for masters and final year undergraduate logistics degree programmes.

Significant research

On receiving the invitation, Dr Cowie said “Since the very early stages of the SURFLOGH project, I have always strongly felt that what we are attempting to do is of considerable significance, both from a practical perspective with regards to management of urban logistics for medium sized cities, and also from an academic perspective in developing the scientific knowledge base. Within the context of SURFLOGH, we cross over what have been considerable boundaries between those two aspects in the past.  To receive this invitation to contribute a chapter on cycle logistics indicates that our efforts have not gone unnoticed amongst leading members of the wider academic community.” 


The Routledge Handbook of Urban Logistics will be edited by Prof. Steve Ison, Prof. Lucy Budd and Assoc. Prof. Jason Monios and is due to be published in early 2023. We’ll keep you posted!