Title: Dominance-based rough set approach and analytic network process for assessing urban transformation scenarios

Authors: Francesca Abastante; Marta Bottero; Salvatore Greco; Isabella M. Lami

Addresses: Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Massimo D'Azeglio 42, 10123 Turin, Italy ' Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Massimo D'Azeglio 42, 10123 Turin, Italy ' Department of Economics and Business, University of Catania, C.so Italia 55, 95129 Catania, Italy ' Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Massimo D'Azeglio 42, 10123 Turin, Italy

Abstract: The paper shows the contribution that two different multiple criteria decision aiding (MCDA) methods could provide in the field of strategic decisions and urban and territorial planning. In particular, the analytic network process and the dominance-based rough set approach have been considered and discussed in the work with reference to their role in supporting such decision-making processes, trying to compare the different contributions given by the two approaches in this specific domain of application.

Keywords: dominance-based rough sets; analytical network process; ANP; multicriteria decision analysis; MCDA; urban transformation; sustainable development; urban requalification; transport planning; sustainable development; strategic decision making; urban planning; territorial planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCDM.2013.053728

International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 2013 Vol.3 No.2/3, pp.212 - 235

Available online: 06 May 2013 *

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