Multicriteria sustainability evaluation of transport networks for selected European countries
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Kolak, O. İlker and Akın, Darçın and Birbil, Ş. İlker and Feyzioğlu, Orhan and Noyan, Nilay (2011) Multicriteria sustainability evaluation of transport networks for selected European countries. In: World Congress on Engineering 2011 (WCE 2011), London, UK
Official URL: http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=abstract&id=824669&recNo=23&toc=1&uiLanguage=en
As an essential economic activity, transportation has complex interactions with the environment and society. Since the concept of sustainable development has become one of the top priorities for nations, there has been a growing interest in evaluating the performance of transport systems with respect to sustainability issues. The main purpose of this study is to introduce a decision making framework to assess the sustainability of the transport networks in a multidimensional setting and a technique to identify non-compromise alternatives. We also propose an elucidation technique to identify according to which criteria a system needs to be improved and how much improvement is required to attain a certain level of sustainability. The proposed methods are applied to a set of selected European countries within a case study.
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