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Residential Vulnerability of Barcelona: Methodology Integrating Multi-Criteria Evaluation Systems and Geographic Information Systems

Architectural Technology Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya—Barcelona Tech, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Sustainability 2021, 13(24), 13659; https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413659
Received: 15 November 2021 / Revised: 6 December 2021 / Accepted: 8 December 2021 / Published: 10 December 2021
This article presents the methodology and results of a pioneering investigation in the determination and mapping of socio-residential vulnerability in the city of Barcelona according to a multi-criteria synthetic analysis. The methodology followed is based on a system of indicators elaborated from the exploitation of habitual statistical Open Data complemented with specific unprecedented data elaborated and supplied by the Barcelona City Council. The analysis is based on secondary data and it is structured in georeferenced axes, components, and indicators, which allow determination of the sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and urban and residential space characteristics at neighborhood, population census unit, and urban block level. The objective of the research was to detect, determine, and establish a measure of differentiation relative to the degree of residential vulnerability of some neighborhoods with respect to others, in order to seek prioritization measures for action in the most vulnerable areas. The results of the research provide a series of maps that allow us to define the areas where the highest levels of vulnerability indicators coincide according to a synthetic multi-criteria analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban planning; multi-criteria analysis; geographic information system; socio-residential vulnerability; urban data base; open data; social segregation; urban social inequality; spatial stratification urban planning; multi-criteria analysis; geographic information system; socio-residential vulnerability; urban data base; open data; social segregation; urban social inequality; spatial stratification
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Garcia-Almirall, P.; Cornadó, C.; Vima-Grau, S. Residential Vulnerability of Barcelona: Methodology Integrating Multi-Criteria Evaluation Systems and Geographic Information Systems. Sustainability 2021, 13, 13659. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413659

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Garcia-Almirall P, Cornadó C, Vima-Grau S. Residential Vulnerability of Barcelona: Methodology Integrating Multi-Criteria Evaluation Systems and Geographic Information Systems. Sustainability. 2021; 13(24):13659. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413659

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Garcia-Almirall, Pilar, Còssima Cornadó, and Sara Vima-Grau. 2021. "Residential Vulnerability of Barcelona: Methodology Integrating Multi-Criteria Evaluation Systems and Geographic Information Systems" Sustainability 13, no. 24: 13659. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413659

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