A functionalistic approach for assessing sustainability impacts in an urban environment
: the development of a sustainability impact assessment model (SIAM) which systematically analyses the potential sustainability impacts as a result of a (re)arrangement of urban land uses in a densely built-up urban area

  • J. Koops

Student thesis: Master


In this paper, a Sustainability Impact Assessment Model (SIAM) will be presented which is model that analyzes sustainability impacts as a result of (re)arranging urban functions in an urban environment. This tool is a solution for the demand for an offensive and more integrated approach in sustainable urban development by means of arranging urban land uses. The tool combines a calculation method - based on majority additive? ordered weighted average (MA?OWA) - and Analytical Hierarchy Process. The tool is operationalized using input from experts in the field of sustainable developments. This tool can be used as both a measurement and a communication tool.
Date of Award31 Aug 2012
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorBauke de Vries (Supervisor 1), Qi Han (Supervisor 2) & E.A.M. ten Dam (External coach)

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