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A decision support system for assessing alternative projects for the design of a new road network : methodology and application of a case study


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  • Nijkamp, Peter

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Torrieri, Francesca


This study aims to offer an applicable evaluation framework for assessing projectalternatives by employing different Multicriteria Evaluation Methods as a tool to reduce conflicts in a decision making process. The first part of the paper consists of a brief survey of the great diversity of modem assessment methods that have been developed over the last ten years. This helps to provide a perspective for procedural types of decisions in which various qualitative and quantitative aspects are incorporated. This paper initially focuses on three recently developed techniques, viz. Regime analysis, the Analytical Hierarchic Process (AHP) methods and the Flag model. In the second part of the paper, the above mentioned multicriteria methods are applied to a 'real-world' case concerning the design of a new road network in the area of the Cilento National Park in Italy.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0021.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:2000-21

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Keywords: evaluation; participation; multidimensional; conflicting objectives;

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  1. Peter Nijkamp & Hans Ouwersloot, 1997. "A Decision Support System for Regional Sustainable Development: The Flag Model," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 97-074/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  2. Nijkamp, Peter & Delft, Hadewijch van & Veen-Groot, Danielle van, 1998. "Sustainable mobility and globalisation: new research and policy challenges," Serie Research Memoranda 0018, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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