Application of a hybrid Entropy–McKinsey Matrix method in evaluating sustainable urbanization : a China case study

Shen, Liyin, Zhou, Jingyang, Skitmore, Martin, & Xia, Bo (2015) Application of a hybrid Entropy–McKinsey Matrix method in evaluating sustainable urbanization : a China case study. Cities, 42(Part B), pp. 186-194.

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Although urbanization can promote social and economic development, it can also cause various problems. As the key decision makers of urbanization, local governments should be able to evaluate urbanization performance, summarize experiences, and find problems caused by urbanization. This paper introduces a hybrid Entropy–McKinsey Matrix method for evaluating sustainable urbanization. The McKinsey Matrix is commonly referred to as the GE Matrix. The values of a development index (DI) and coordination index (CI) are calculated by employing the Entropy method and are used as a basis for constructing a GE Matrix. The matrix can assist in assessing sustainable urbanization performance by locating the urbanization state point. A case study of the city of Jinan in China demonstrates the process of using the evaluation method. The case study reveals that the method is an effective tool in helping policy makers understand the performance of urban sustainability and therefore formulate suitable strategies for guiding urbanization toward better sustainability.

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ID Code: 74658
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sustainable urbanization, Performance, Entropy, GE Matrix, China
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2014.06.006
ISSN: 0264-2751
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Cities. 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 Cities, Volume 42, Part B, February 2015, DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2014.06.006
Deposited On: 03 Aug 2014 22:13
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2014 05:52

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