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Sustainability 2016, 8(3), 270; doi:10.3390/su8030270

Sustainable Urban Development Capacity Measure—A Case Study in Jiangsu Province, China

Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
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Academic Editor: Giuseppe Ioppolo
Received: 30 January 2016 / Revised: 7 March 2016 / Accepted: 10 March 2016 / Published: 18 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
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Abstract

Measuring the success of sustainable urban development has been difficult in the past. However, as this has become more important in the past few years, this paper develops an innovative sustainable urban development capacity measurement model based on principal component analysis (PCA) and Grey TOPSIS methodology, which has a significantly more comprehensive measurement, and reduces processing time and calculation difficulty. First, PCA is used to extract the main components that affect a city’s sustainable development capacity. Then, the actual sustainable development capacity level is measured using Grey TOPSIS, from which the sustainable development capacity measurement value is then calculated. To prove the model’s effectiveness and operability, it is then applied to measure the sustainable development capacity in 13 cities in Jiangsu province, China. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable urban development; principal component analysis (PCA); grey TOPSIS; measure model sustainable urban development; principal component analysis (PCA); grey TOPSIS; measure model
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Liang, X.; Zhang, W.; Chen, L.; Deng, F. Sustainable Urban Development Capacity Measure—A Case Study in Jiangsu Province, China. Sustainability 2016, 8, 270.

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