The Urban Logistic Network

Cities, Transport and Distribution in Europe from the Middle Ages to Modern Times

  • Giovanni Favero
  • Michael-W. Serruys
  • Miki Sugiura

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Giovanni Favero, Michael-W. Serruys, Miki Sugiura
    Pages 1-20
  3. A Single Gateway

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Per Hallén
      Pages 23-49
  4. Changing Shapes of Urban Networks

  5. The Making of a Regional Network

  6. Using the Network

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-253

About this book


This edited collection examines the formation of urban networks and role of gateways in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern world. In the past, gateway cities were merely perceived as transport points, only relevant to maritime shipping. Today they are seen as the organic entities coordinating the allocation of resources and supporting the growth, efficiency and sustainability of logistics (including both the transport and distribution of goods and services). Using different historical case studies, the authors consider how logistics shaped urban networks and were shaped by them.


Urban logistic network Urban economics Transport economics Maritime economics Economic history of urban networks Environmental dynamics of networks Sustainability of goods distribution Economics of goods services Economic geography of urban networks Historical economic geography Transport and distribution History of transport networks Economic corridors Belfast-Dublin railway corridor Historical geography

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Favero
    • 1
  • Michael-W. Serruys
    • 2
  • Miki Sugiura
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ManagementCa’ Foscari University of VeniceVeniceItaly
  2. 2.Faculté des Lettres et Sciences HumainesUniversite de Bretagne OccidentaleBrestFrance
  3. 3.Faculty of EconomicsHosei UniversityTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27598-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27599-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6497
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-6500
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