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Decision-Making for Sustainable Transport and Mobility

Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis Edited by Cathy Macharis, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel-Research group MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology), dep. BUTO, Belgium and Gino Baudry, Research Associate, CEP - Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, UK
Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) developed by Professor Cathy Macharis enables decision-makers within the sectors of transport, mobility and logistics to account for conflicting stakeholder interests. This book draws on 15 years of research and application during which MAMCA has been deployed to support sustainable decisions within the transport and mobility sectors.
Extent: 256 pp
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78811 179 9
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Decision-makers within the mobility, transport and logistics sector need to account for a wide range of conflicting information from actors with varied backgrounds and interests. This book presents Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) developed by Professor Cathy Macharis, designed to involve and empower stakeholders within these sectors at all stages of the decision-making process.

This comprehensive work draws on 15 years of research, during which MAMCA has been deployed to support sustainable decisions within the transport and mobility sectors. Contrary to traditional approaches in the area, the MAMCA methodology pushes stakeholder perspectives to the forefront of analysis using a co-construction approach, making the methodology unique within the group decision-making literature.

Based on a strong record of both theoretical and real-life applications in the context of mobility, transport and logistics, this book provides decision-makers, managers and practitioners with the tools to use, understand and replicate the MAMCA methodology.
‘MAMCA is not just another multi criteria analysis methodology. We've applied it in more than 20 industrial and research projects and it never stopped surprising us positively by the often unexpected and “out of the box” findings it led to. Thus, this book is of fundamental importance to transport researchers performing impact assessment.’
– Angelos Bekiaris, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Greece

‘This edited book provides an essential resource for anyone involved in evaluation and decision-making in sustainable transport. The value of the book goes beyond the application of a specific technique and it contains insights that are relevant to all those involved in sustainable transport and logistics.’
– Michael Browne, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Contributors: S. Balm, S. Basbas, G. Baudry, H. Buldeo Rai, E. Chojnacka, K. De Brucker, M. Dean, D. Górecka, R. Hickman, C. Macharis, D. Meers, A. Roukouni, G. te Boveldt, T. Vallée. T. van Lier, K. Van Raemdonck
Contents:

Foreword by Joost De Bock

Introduction by Cathy Macharis and Gino Baudry

PART I THE MULTI ACTOR MULTI CRITERIA ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK
1. The Multi Actor and Multi Criteria Analysis framework
Cathy Macharis and Gino Baudry

2. When to use Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis or other evaluation methods?
Cathy Macharis, Klaas De Brucker and Koen Van Raemdonck

3. The Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis software
Gino Baudry, Koen Van Raemdonck and Cathy Macharis

4. From Desirable to Feasible: Fostering Inter-Institutional Cooperation with Competence-based Multi Criteria Analysis (COMCA)
Geert te Boveldt, Koen Van Raemdonck and Cathy Macharis

5. Broadening the scope of Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) by implementing an exploratory scenario approach to support participatory decision-making under uncertainty: the range-based MAMCA
Gino Baudry, Thomas Vallée and Cathy Macharis

PART II CASE STUDIES
6. Comparing Cost-Benefit Analysis and Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis: The Case of Blackpool and the South Fylde Line
Marco Dean and Robin Hickman

7. Evaluation of Value Capture Financing schemes for urban transportation infrastructure with the aid of Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis focusing on a Greek city
Anastasia Roukouni, Cathy Macharis and Socrates Basbas

8. Evaluating innovative solutions for sustainable city logistics: An enhanced understanding of stakeholder perceptions
Tom van Lier, Dries Meers, Heleen Buldeo Rai and Cathy Macharis

9. Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis for educational purposes and practical-oriented research: examples from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Susanne Balm

10. Assessing the stakeholder support for different biofuel options in France by 2030 using the range-based Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis framework
Gino Baudry and Thomas Vallée

11. Ranking charities using Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis methodology: the case of Public Benefit Organizations in Poland
Ewa Chojnacka and Dorota Górecka

Index