Title: Fuzzy logic and coherence control in multi-criteria evaluation of urban redevelopment projects

Authors: Pierluigi Morano; Marco Locurcio; Francesco Tajani; Maria Rosaria Guarini

Addresses: Department of Science of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy ' Department of Architecture and Design, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy ' Department of Science of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy ' Department of Architecture and Design, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Abstract: In the decision-making process of urban regeneration projects, the lack of transparency is one of the most frequent causes of the deceleration and the stopping of initiatives. In the present work, with reference to a multi-criteria model recently developed for the municipality of Rome (Italy), a solution to this issue has been proposed. Borrowing the formal logic of fuzzy systems, the possibility to assign a different importance to the parameters which explain the objectives of the redevelopment, to compare the projects submitted by different operators, as well as to make it clear the phase in which the public administration evaluates the priorities of the projects, has been introduced. A measure of the coherence of the projects submitted by private operators with the importance of the objectives of redevelopment set by the public administration has been computed. The result is a flexible structure of the algorithm developed, able to adapt to the specificities of the case study and to the changes that, over time, could arise in the evaluation mechanism of the decision maker.

Keywords: urban redevelopment; decision support models; multicriteria decision analysis; MCDA; fuzzy logic; coherence control; urban regeneration projects; Italy; Rome; public administration; project evaluation; project management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2015.069041

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2015 Vol.10 No.1, pp.73 - 93

Available online: 21 Apr 2015 *

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