Title: Risk assessment of land-use suitability and application to Tangshan City

Authors: Qingjie Zhu, Youpo Su, Desheng Dash Wu

Addresses: College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Hebei Polytechnic University, Tangshan 063009, China. ' College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Hebei Polytechnic University, Tangshan 063009, China. ' School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University, Ofanleiti 2, 103 Reykjavik, Iceland; RiskLab, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3, Canada

Abstract: Risk assessment for suitability is one of the main problems in city landuse planning for disaster prevention. Decision-making strategy using GIS-based Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA) method is discussed through analysing OWA evaluation procedure. Data of geological disaster in Tangshan City are used to calculate the distances from dangerous areas or safety area to yield evaluation criteria for all disaster factors of land-use suitability.

Keywords: risk assessment; land use suitability; OWA evaluation; ordered weighted averaging; Tangshan City; China; disaster prevention; decision making; GIS; geographic information systems; safety areas; urban planning; site selection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2010.035348

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2010 Vol.42 No.4, pp.330 - 343

Available online: 26 Sep 2010 *

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