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A GIS-Based Multicriteria Decision Analysis Approach for Mapping Accessibility Patterns of Housing Development Sites: A Case Study in Canmore, Alberta

Yunliang Meng, Jacek Malczewski, Soheil Boroushaki
2011 Journal of Geographic Information System  
This paper presents a Geographic Information System (GIS) based multicriteria decision analysis approach for mapping accessibility patterns of housing development sites in Canmore, Alberta.  ...  The aim of the study is to help the housing development authorities in addressing the uncertainty involved in the decision making process, achieving a better understanding of the alternative accessibility  ...  The authors would like to thank Gary Buxton, senior manager of the Planning and Engineering Department at the Town of Canmore, for his support in data preparation, criteria selection, and pairwise comparison  ... 
doi:10.4236/jgis.2011.31004 fatcat:hzgcdry3srglhbgs62k4xjkwv4

Building Resilient Communities: Planning for Natural Hazards Risks in Small and Mid-Sized Municipalities in Alberta, Canada

Lynne Njeri Mbajiorgu
Planners can gather and analyze evidence-based data to influence decision-makers on how to minimize vulnerability via a risk-based approach.  ...  The study concludes that continued development in hazard areas is not a PLANNING FOR NATURAL HAZARDS iii failure of land-use planning, but rather, a reflection of the complexities and dynamics of historical  ...  The case study approach was an appropriate qualitative method of inquiry as it enables a researcher to conduct fieldwork in order to conduct "an in-depth analysis of a case, often a program, event, activity  ... 
doi:10.7939/r3-kmwx-3e22 fatcat:nv565kq6ffgnnbxpoatew72xr4