The logistic sector has undergone significant changes over the last few years. Whilst previously, the activity had been pushed out of city centres, making way for office and residential developments, the exponential rise in e-commerce has meant that demand for logistics has risen sharply and the need to bring back urban logistics structures into our cities has once again resurfaced.
Bringing back urban logistics into our cities affects the ecosystem of our metropolises. In this episode of Real Catch Up, Oliver Wissel, Director of European Logistics and Industrial Advisory at BNP Paribas Real Estate talks through the way in which urban logistics is being integrated into our cities. From vertical buildings to repurposing empty retail shops, the adding of logistics structures is being done creatively in order to best serve an ever-demanding consumer, all whilst respecting the environment.
How then to manage the added challenges associated with more delivery vehicles or getting the product to the consumer in record time?