Sustainability Evaluation of Transportation Policies: A Fuzzy-Based Method in a “What to” Analysis

  • Riccardo Rossi
  • Massimiliano Gastaldi
  • Gregorio Gecchele
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 223)


The widely debated concepts of sustainability and sustainable development represent nowadays an essential aspect in transportation studies, in particular for the analyses of interactions between transportation and land-use systems. In this paper the three-dimensional concept of sustainability (social, economic and environmental sustainability) is formalized by a Fuzzy-Based Evaluation Method, which has already been applied for evaluating the sustainability of alternative transportation policies. The method is tested as a tool to interpret the preferences expressed by the decision makers, to identify the most important characteristics of alternative transportation policies and to support the design of hypothetical transportation services, following a “What to” analysis.


Sustainability  Evaluation Fuzzy system theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riccardo Rossi
    • 1
  • Massimiliano Gastaldi
    • 1
  • Gregorio Gecchele
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

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