Constructing Multi-attribute Value Functions for Sustainability Assessment of Urban Projects

  • Marta Bottero
  • Valentina Ferretti
  • Giulio Mondini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8581)


This paper considers the problem of sustainability assessment in urban and territorial planning projects using the Multi Attribute Value Theory (MAVT), a particular kind of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis method. Starting from a real case concerning the transformation of an urban area in the city of Torino (Italy), the aim of the paper is to explore the contribution of MAVT for urban planning decision making processes. In the application, several alternative projects are evaluated on the basis of different criteria and attributes, such as availability of services, urban regeneration, acoustic emissions, land consumption and so on. In the result of this approach a ranking of sustainable alternative solutions is provided.


Multiple Criteria Decision analysis Multi-attribute Value Theory Strategic Environmental Assessment Swing method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Bottero
    • 1
  • Valentina Ferretti
    • 1
  • Giulio Mondini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Regional and Urban Studies and PlanningPolitecnico di TorinoItaly

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