Decision-Making for Sustainable Transport and Mobility
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Decision-Making for Sustainable Transport and Mobility

Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis

Edited by Cathy Macharis and Gino Baudry

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.
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Chapter 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


In this chapter, the authors use the Multi Actor Multi Criteria analysis (MAMCA) to test the interest for innovative solutions impacting city logistics in the Belgian city of Mechelen. A list of diverse measures is proposed by an expert panel to a selection of relevant stakeholder groups. The proposed evaluation criteria were weighted by the stakeholders at a workshop and the stakeholders were asked to evaluate the different possible measures. Preferences strongly differ among stakeholder groups, but the most striking outcome of the workshop was the general attitude of retailers towards the proposed changes. For this stakeholder group, the authors discuss how the outcome of the MAMCA differs or aligns with the impacts in similar cases. Finally, they provide an ex ante analysis of the use of the MAMCA results by the local authorities in the city of Mechelen in their decision-making.

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