COVID-19 has been both an inflection point, and a discontinuity. As an inflection point the pandemic has challenged existing systems and processes as well as accelerating pre-pandemic trends. As a discontinuity, the pandemic forced governments and companies to focus on pandemic related improvisations and recovery processes. One consequence was the temporary displacement of existing strategies. This chapter explores the pandemic and its impacts on urban logistics by highlighting processes of continuity and change. This is placed within an analysis of urban logistics during the pandemic and also within the context of the post-pandemic city.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Urban Logistics|
|Editors||J Monios, Lucy Budd, Stephen Ison|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 20 Jul 2022|