1C <p>The Urban Freight Landscape</p>
The Urban Freight Landscape
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This research develops the concept of an urban freight landscape: the spatial pattern of freight supply, demand, and flows within a metropolitan area. Using a standard urban economics framework, we hypothesize that density and land prices are related to the characteristics and intensity of freight flows. Using the data collected in Project 1A for Los Angeles, we estimate freight intensity as a function of population and employment characteristics. The work has two motivations: the absence of a theory of urban freight flows, and the lack of data. Developing a model that predicts freight flows from widely available data will provide a new tool for predicting and understanding urban freight dynamics.