Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 337–355 | Cite as

Global awareness, future city design and decision making

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Abstract

Our world has been changing at an exponential rate. As a result of this rapid growth, we will be forced to make changes in not only the way we live in the environment but also in the environment itself such as designing the cities of the future to be in greater harmony with the increasing population and growing complexity. The paper contains both reflections on global awareness and comprehensive criteria and their priorities for choosing the most desirable city.

Keywords

Global awareness multicriteria decision making prioritization compact city 

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© Systems Engineering Society of China and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Eskisehir Osmangazi UniversityEskisehirTurkey

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