Takanori Sakai

Takanori Sakai
Research Associate

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Projects: 

Urban Freight and Heavy Vehicle Study

Research Interests: 

urban logistics, freight transportation, travel behavior analysis, urban simulation, transportation planning, transportation systems analysis, transport economics, transport geography

Bio: 

Takanori Sakai is a Research Associate at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Future Mobility Group (SMART/FM). He works on urban freight data collection in Singapore and the model development for the freight component of SimMobility, a next-generation urban simulation platform. His research focuses on urban freight modeling and simulation, logistics land use, and freight survey. Takanori won 2017 Best Paper Award in TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee. Takanori completed the PhD program in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy at University of Illinois at Chicago. He also worked as a transportation planner for international transportation projects, mainly in Southeast Asia, for more than four years.

Awards: 

2017 Best Paper Award presented by the TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee for “Logistics Chain Modeling for Urban Freight: Pairing Truck Trip Ends With Logistics Facilities."

Publications: 

Selected journal articles with peer review

  • Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura, Tetsuro Hyodo. “Logistics Chain Modeling for Urban Freight: Pairing Truck Trip Ends with Logistics Facilities”. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2609, 2017. doi: 10.3141/2609-07
  • Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura, Tetsuro Hyodo. “Spatial Reorganization of Urban Logistics Systems and Its Impacts: Case of Tokyo”. Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 60, pp. 110-118, 2017.
  • Tetsuro Hyodo, Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura. “Analysis of Logistics Facility Location Choice in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area using Discrete Choice Models with Spatial Correlation”. Journal of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Division D, Volume 71, No. 4, pp. 156-167, 2015
  • Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura, Tetsuro Hyodo. “Locational Dynamics and Efficiency of Logistics Facilities: Evidence from Tokyo”. Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 46, pp. 10-19, 2015

Selected conference proceedings with peer review

  • Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura, Tetsuro Hyodo. “Spatial Characteristics and Efficiency of Logistics Facilities: Lessons from Tokyo”, the 10th International Conference on City Logistics, Phuket, Thailand, June 14-16, 2017.
  • Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura, Tetsuro Hyodo. “Logistics Chain Modeling for Urban Freight: Pairing Truck Trip Ends with Logistics Facilities”, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 8-12, 2017. (Received 2017 Best Paper Award in TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee)
  • Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura, Tetsuro Hyodo. “Landuse Regulations for Logistics: Policy Evaluation with Location Choice Models for the Tokyo Metropolitan Area”, the 14th World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, China, July 10-15, 2016.
  • Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura, Tetsuro Hyodo. “Location Choice Models of Urban Logistics Facilities and the Impact of Zoning on their Spatial Distribution and Efficiency”, the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 10-14, 2016.
  • Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura, Tetsuro Hyodo. “Urban Freight Survey Sampling: Challenges and Strategies”, the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 11-15. 2015.