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Scoping Review of Multicriteria Decision-Making/Analysis Methods to Assess Urban Quality of Life

EasyChair Preprint no. 11993

4 pagesDate: February 9, 2024


This paper employs the Scoping Review Method to explore recent literature on Urban Quality of Life (UQoL) and Sustainable Cities, identifying gaps in the field. The study successfully generated a significant number of articles using selected keywords, highlighting leading countries in relevant research, including China, Iran, Turkey, and India. The research identified the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Techniques for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solutions (TOPSIS) as the most common Multiple Criteria Decision-Making/Analysis (MCDM/A) methods used. The study extracted 70 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to urban environmental quality, categorized into Environmental, Infrastructure/Physical, and Social dimensions. These indicators can be effectively integrated with MCDM/A methods within a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment, providing valuable insights into urban sustainability. The findings present significant opportunities for urban planners and policymakers, guiding the development of more sustainable and resilient urban environments. The study underscores the importance of using a comprehensive set of indicators and sophisticated decision-making methods to address the complex challenges of urban sustainability. It contributes to a deeper understanding of the current research landscape and provides a robust foundation for future studies.

Keyphrases: environmental indicators, GIS applications, sustainable cities, urban planning

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Lianne Pimenta and Renata Oliveira and Norma Beltrao},
  title = {Scoping Review of Multicriteria Decision-Making/Analysis Methods to Assess Urban Quality of Life},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11993},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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