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Use of Decision-Support Systems in Defining Scenarios for Sustainable, Shared Urban Development

  • Roberta Cocci Grifoni
  • Rosalba D’Onofrio
  • Massimo Sargolini
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Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Abstract

The subject of sustainability requires the integration of various areas of disciplinary knowledge and in particular, knowledge related to the overall management and dynamics of ecological and social systems. Traditionally, the different disciplines have addressed the theme of sustainability by developing mathematical models and using indicators to measure the different aspects. However, not all of these aspects can be measured in quantitative terms (Bell and Morse 2008; Pollesch and Dale 2015).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta Cocci Grifoni
    • 1
  • Rosalba D’Onofrio
    • 1
  • Massimo Sargolini
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Architecture and DesignUniversity of CamerinoAscoli PicenoItaly

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