ERIC Number: EJ808387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Approach for Assessment of Urban Renewal Proposals
Lee, Grace K. L.; Chan, Edwin H. W.
Social Indicators Research, v89 n1 p155-168 Oct 2008
The problem of urban decay in Hong Kong is getting worse recently; therefore, the importance of urban renewal in improving the physical environment conditions and the living standards of the citizens is widely recognized in the territory. However, it is not an easy task for the Hong Kong Government to prepare welcome urban renewal proposals because the citizens, professionals and other concerned parties have their own expectations which are difficult to be addressed all at the same time. Although it is impossible to satisfy all stakeholders concerning urban renewal, it is preferable to have proposals conforming to the interests of the majority and beneficial to the present and future generations. This paper adopts the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to work out the most sustainable design proposal for an area undergoing urban renewal. AHP is a robust multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) method for solving social, governmental and corporate decision problems. Since there is a lack of published papers demonstrating a systematic and effective way for urban renewal proposal assessment, this paper attempts to fill this gap with the help of AHP.
Descriptors: Living Standards, Foreign Countries, Urban Renewal, Physical Environment, Public Policy, Sustainable Development, Measurement Techniques, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Program Proposals, Public Opinion, Urban Environment
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong