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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(2), 393; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020393

Investigation of a Brownfield Conflict Considering the Strength of Preferences

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School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
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Research Center for Low-Carbon Economy and Environmental Policy, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
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Jiangsu Industrial Cluster Decision-Making and Consulting Research Base, Nanjing 210094, China
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Research Center for International Economy and Trade, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
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School of Business Administration, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Hangzhou 310018, China
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Received: 3 December 2017 / Revised: 5 February 2018 / Accepted: 14 February 2018 / Published: 24 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Decision Models in Green Growth and Sustainable Development)
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Abstract

By employing the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution methodology, this paper models and analyzes a brownfield conflict that occurred at the Changzhou Foreign Language School in Jiangsu, China, in 2016. This conflict made national headlines when news reports revealed that a large number of students and staff suffered from health issues after the school moved to a new site that is built on recently restored land adjacent to the original “Chang Long Chemical” block. Since stakeholders in the conflict hold different strengths of preference, a new option prioritization technique is employed to elicit both crisp preferences and the strength of preferences for the decision-makers (DMs) in the conflict. The conflict analysis result is consistent with the actual trajectory of the conflict and provides strategic insights into the conflict. More specifically, equilibrium results suggest that the firm should have been required to thoroughly clean the site, the local government should not have relocated the school, and the environmental agency and other stakeholders should have closely monitored the firm’s activities. In short, strategic insights garnered from this case study indicate that positive interactions should be fostered among the local government, the enterprise, and the public to ensure sustainable brownfield land redevelopment in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: brownfield; conflict analysis; strength of preference; option prioritization brownfield; conflict analysis; strength of preference; option prioritization
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Yu, J.; Pei, L.-L. Investigation of a Brownfield Conflict Considering the Strength of Preferences. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 393.

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