Multicriteria Assessment of Urban Development Projects – from Objectives to a Project Priority List

Loibl, Wolfgang and Neumann, Hans-Martin and Etminan, Ghazal (2020) Multicriteria Assessment of Urban Development Projects – from Objectives to a Project Priority List. SHAPING URBAN CHANGE – Livable City Regions for the 21st Century. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2020, 25th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 1163-1168. ISSN 2521-3938

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Impact assessment is a crucial basis for decision-making. Characterization of projects, identifying objectives and indicators for the justification and comparison of alternatives represent essential elements of any impact assessment. Comparing alternatives against a set of objectives and criteria addresses different impact types, understanding merits of each option, and establishing a preference ranking calls for a framework to integrate information on effects and impacts, with values and preferences of decision-makers and stakeholders. This paper refers to a study on “Integrated Urban Design Concepts” for the World Bank Consultancy for pilot cities under the “Uzbekistan Medium-Size Cities Integrated Urban Development Project” (MSCIUDP, World Bank, 2018). The focus of the paper is on multicriteria assessment that allows for a ranking of urban development projects for cities in Uzbekistan to enhance urban sustainability. The approach starts with the definition of a set of urban development objectives related to selected projects for several Uzbek cities. Based on the defined objectives, a set of indicators is extracted which allows describing the benefits on economic prosperity and well-being of society and on environment and climate improvement. Based on theassessment urban development projects shall be selected to be implemented in the pilot cities to foster their urban centrality. The paper describes the suggested projects for one of the Uzbek cities, the selected indicators to examine wether the urban development objectives with their related criteria are met, and discusses details on quantifying, weighting and merging the indicators to achieve a final priority list.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: priority definition, assessment criteria, development objectives, urban development, Multicriteria asseesment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 10:30
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 10:30

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