An integrated approach to supporting land-use decisions in site redevelopment for urban renewal in Hong Kong

Wang, Hao, Shen, Qiping, Tang, Bo-sin, & Skitmore, Martin (2013) An integrated approach to supporting land-use decisions in site redevelopment for urban renewal in Hong Kong. Habitat International, 38, pp. 70-80.

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Urban renewal is a significant issue in developed urban areas, with a particular problem for urban planners being redevelopment of land to meet demand whilst ensuring compatibility with existing land use. This paper presents a geographic information systems (GIS)-based decision support tool (called LUDS) to quantitatively assess land-use suitability for site redevelopment in urban renewal areas. This consists of a model for the suitability analysis and an affiliated land-information database for residential, commercial, industrial, G/I/C (government/institution/community) and open space land uses. Development has occurred with support from interviews with industry experts, focus group meetings and an experimental trial, combined with several advanced techniques and tools, including GIS data processing and spatial analysis, multi-criterion analysis, as well as the AHP method for constructing the model and database. As demonstrated in the trial, LUDS assists planners in making land-use decisions and supports the planning process in assessing urban land-use suitability for site redevelopment. Moreover, it facilitates public consultation (participatory planning) by providing stakeholders with an explicit understanding of planners' views.

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ID Code: 55061
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Urban Renewal, Multi-criterion Decision Analysis (MCDA), Decision Support, GIS, Land-use Suitability Analysis (LUSA)
DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2012.09.006
ISSN: 0197-3975
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Habitat International. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Habitat International, [Volume 38, April 2013] 10.1016/j.habitatint.2012.09.006
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2012 22:50
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