Towards resilient cities: advancements allowed by a multi-criteria optimization tool to face the new challenges of European Union's climate and energy goals

Gianluca Scaccianoce, Gianfranco Rizzo, Maria La Gennusa, Giorgia Peri, Massimiliano Scarpa, Chiara Tambani, Antonio Buggin, Gianluca Scaccianoce, Luigi Schibuola

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Abstract

The United Nations as well as the European Union are strongly committed in promoting a transitiontowards more sustainable and resilient cities. Indeed, they are increasingly affected by different types of threats,among which the natural ones such as earthquakes, fires, and floods (shocks) and climate variability (stresses).Cities are quite often unable to cope with the adverse effects of such natural hazards. This circumstance leads tothe need of introducing resilience-related criteria (besides commonly used sustainability indicators) in decision making processes. This paper investigates at which extent the inclusion of such new indicators, within multicriteria assessment tools for supporting the decision-making process by Public Administrations, modifies theprioritization processes of a given set of planned actions to be implemented in cities, which are based instead onthe above-cited commonly used indicators. The outcomes of the analysis demonstrated that the introduction ofresilience among the prioritization criteria significantly modifies the list of priorities established using onlysustainability indicators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering

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