Authors: Jurgita Antucheviciene, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas
Addresses: Department of Construction Technology and Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al, 11, LT – 10223, Vilnius – 40, Lithuania. ' Department of Construction Technology and Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al, 11, LT – 10223, Vilnius – 40, Lithuania
Abstract: The aim of the research is the analysis of renewal of disused and derelict buildings as a complex process and a search for rational decisions on derelict buildings management with an emphasis on sustainable development. A technique for effective model conforming to the main principles of sustainable development is proposed and its essential planning and technical components are described. The appropriate multicriteria decision-making method VIKOR is selected for ranking of alternatives. A case study is presented and redevelopment problems relating to derelict buildings in Lithuanian rural areas are analysed by the proposed techniques.
Keywords: sustainable development; brownfield sites; building redevelopment; planning components; technical components; indicators; multicriteria analysis; sustainability; disused buildings; derelict buildings; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; Lithuania; rural areas; modelling.
International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2008 Vol.35 No.2/3/4, pp.331 - 344
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