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dc.contributor.advisorBryan R. Moser.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRicart Surribas, Gabriella Men_US
dc.contributor.otherSystem Design and Management Program.en_US
dc.coverage.spatiala-si---en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-12T19:29:04Z
dc.date.available2018-03-12T19:29:04Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_US
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/114081
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M. in Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design and Management Program, 2017.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 100-102).en_US
dc.description.abstractWhile research in the urban freight field has mainly focused on evaluating regulation, stakeholder preferences prior or after a policy has been implemented, or on a single type or sub-set of agents and freight policies, the core of this thesis centers on differentiating aspects of urban freight policy design. This thesis aims to uncover how a systematic evaluation of urban freight policy design for retail malls in Singapore could weave stakeholder engagement into the policy lifecycle. This work also provides a framework for assessing the impact that a wide range of urban freight solutions could have on the different system stakeholders. System design tools, including Stakeholder Value Network (SVN) analysis and tradespace exploration, were leveraged to (1) identify key architectural aspects of urban freight policy design and (2) generate multi-dimensional policy configurations. Insight from a survey administered to retail shop owners in two large malls in Singapore as well as findings from other research on stakeholder preferences and perceptions of urban freight solutions were used to evaluate the policy configurations generated from the point of view of key stakeholders. Results and findings from this framework include policy performance patterns among configurations and stakeholders, which can be further used to drive. policy decision-making and evaluate trade-offs among the system stakeholders under certain architectures. The systematic evaluation presented in this thesis revealed that according to retail shop owners, urban freight policy architectures with goods consolidation translate into higher efficiency for this group 100% of the time when compared to policy configurations without goods consolidation. Also, the results for policy efficiency as viewed by public-sector stakeholders highlighted the expense of public welfare - with average costs for incentive or subsidy-based policy architectures increasing more than three-fold compared to policies in which participation is required and two-fold compared to policies in which participation is voluntary. Future work will re-assess the urban freight policy scores with direct stakeholder participation and explore the performance of the policy architectures under different demand patterns.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Gabriella M. Ricart Surribas.en_US
dc.format.extent102 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectEngineering and Management Program.en_US
dc.subjectIntegrated Design and Management Program.en_US
dc.subjectSystem Design and Management Program.en_US
dc.titleFramework for ongoing stakeholder engagement in policies for urban freight logistics in Singaporeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M. in Engineering and Managementen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering and Management Program.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Integrated Design and Management Program.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystem Design and Management Program.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc1027216235en_US


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