Mónica García Melón, Hannia González Urango, Michela LePira & Giuseppe Inturri awarded for most innovative idea presented at the "ISAHP 2018 Conference International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process", for their paper:
To improve pedestrian accessibility is a multifaceted problem. The design of the best routes involves consideration of different stakeholders and factors. In this paper, a multicriteria decision analysis approach is presented based on Analytic Network Process (ANP) for location planning of pedestrian routes. A group of different stakeholders composed of representatives of local administration, city transportation officials, commercials, associations, NGO's and city residents or users has been formed to select the criteria for designing pedestrian routes in the city center of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). Some key stakeholders will be selected as experts to evaluate criteria through the ANP process. An index which measures the importance of each criterion in designing pedestrian routes will be obtained. Finally, according to the results obtained some principal streets will be selected and evaluated. So far, criteria related to connectivity, urban function, route attributes, convenience, and coexistence have been selected as the more relevant ones.
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