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An Integrated Assessment Approach as a Decision Support System for Urban Planning and Urban Regeneration Policies

Department of Heritage, Architecture, Urban Planning, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria 89124, Italy
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Buildings 2017, 7(4), 85; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings7040085
Received: 27 July 2017 / Revised: 5 September 2017 / Accepted: 19 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Real Estate Economics, Management and Investments)
This paper focuses on an integrated multi-methodological evaluation process; it aimed at supporting public administrators in developing alternative strategies for intervention in urban planning and urban regeneration processes that focus on abandoned urban areas located in a central position. In order to transform crisis areas into areas with new opportunities, starting with their redevelopment and enhancement, the article proposes a selection of evaluation tools that can support and steer the decision maker’s choice of alternative scenarios for intervention. For this purpose, the contribution develops an integrated system of evaluation methodologies for decision-making support, which includes different components and a plurality of points of view, even of conflicting types, providing a more transparent description of the decision-making process. The methodological approach was applied to a pilot case study that concerned the choice of priority intervention between two abandoned and blighted areas located in the central area of the city of Reggio Calabria. View Full-Text
Keywords: decision support system; policy support strategic; urban regeneration; stakeholders analysis; cognitive maps; multi-attribute value theory; discounted cash flow analysis; economic sustainability; financial feasibility decision support system; policy support strategic; urban regeneration; stakeholders analysis; cognitive maps; multi-attribute value theory; discounted cash flow analysis; economic sustainability; financial feasibility
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Della Spina, L.; Lorè, I.; Scrivo, R.; Viglianisi, A. An Integrated Assessment Approach as a Decision Support System for Urban Planning and Urban Regeneration Policies. Buildings 2017, 7, 85.

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