Isabella Maria Lami
Polytechnic University of Turin
Multiple-criteria decision analysisEngineeringAnalytic network processComputer scienceManagement science
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#1Giulia Sonetti (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 4
#2Osman Arrobbio (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 2
Last. Sara Monaci (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 3
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Abstract This paper gathers reflections on what can bring together academics and practitioners involved in energy-related European Union (EU) funded projects aiming at, or striving to reach, higher integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). To this end, four multidisciplinary workshops carried out in the EU Project `Social Sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy - SHAPE ENERGY- (2017–2019)' have been a...
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#1Francesca Abastante (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 8
#2Isabella Maria Lami (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 9
Last. Beatrice Mecca (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 1
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This research proposes an application of a MultiCriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) in the adaptive reuse framework, which is able to structure the complex decision process required for the effective reuse of an historic district. Nowadays, many cities are facing an economic, financial, social and urban decline. This is particularly true when thinking about historic districts, which are usually characterized by high unique cultural values but, at the same time, show difficult characteristics in te...
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#1Francesca Abastante (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 8
#2Isabella Maria Lami (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 9
The paper investigates the combined use of storytelling and the Simos-Roy-Figueira (SRF) method to support the identification of the most important decision criteria in a decision process concerning a valorization strategy for a UNESCO’s MaB reserve. The approach is illustrated with an Italian case study (“CollinaPo”), describing one of the four focus groups where it has been applied, as part of a training course to discover and valorize the values and peculiarities of the area. The choice of a ...
#1Beatrice MeccaH-Index: 1
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#1Ana Sara Costa (IST: Instituto Superior Técnico)H-Index: 4
#1Ana Sara Costa (University of Lisbon)H-Index: 1
Last. José Borbinha (IST: Instituto Superior Técnico)H-Index: 15
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The paper proposes the use of a multiple criteria decision aiding (MCDA) nominal classification method to tackle a dramatic current social problem: the accommodation system for refugees. In recent years, the number of people in need of protection and assistance as a consequence of forced displacement has drastically increased. As many other European cities, Turin (Italy) offers to refugees temporary places for a limited time span, but they are insufficient and often inadequate. Meanwhile, there ...
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#1Francesca Abastante (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 8
#2Salvatore Corrente (University of Catania)H-Index: 17
Last. Isabella Maria Lami (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 9
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Abstract We propose a development of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) permitting to use the methodology also for decision problems with a very large number of alternatives and several criteria. While the application of the original AHP method involves many pairwise comparisons between considered objects, that can be alternatives with respect to considered criteria or criteria between them, our parsimonious proposal is composed of five steps: (i) direct evaluation of the objects at hand; (ii)...
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The Strategic Choice Approach (SCA) is a method meant to deal with operational decision in a strategic way and to manage different sources of uncertainty in decision-making processes. The paper describes how SCA can deal with the future in the specific realm of urban planning in current cities, which represents a typical example of Wicked Problem, taking into account the three different levels of uncertainties that the method aims to manage (Uncertainties about the working Environment, UE; Uncer...
#2Roberta Ingaramo (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 1
Last. Elena Sezenna (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 7
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The rapid de-industrialization of Western economies has left an enormous impact on the urban landscape in Europe, leaving behind vacant warehouses and production facilities. Industrial sites reuse is a crucial issue for sustainable land and urban development. This work is concerned with the fundamental aspects of industrial heritage and the ways to incorporate brownfields back into the urban fabric as a value-adding element. Adaptive reuse represents the most sustainable form of reuse, as it is ...
#1Isabella Maria Lami (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 9
#2Elena Tavella (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 6
Abstract Applications of Problem Structuring Methods (PSMs) are extensively reported in the literature; however, their evaluation remains challenging. Moreover, scholars’ disagreement on how to evaluate and compare PSMs constrains research that seeks to show whether certain PSMs are more useful than others within particular contexts and ‘better than doing nothing’. Drawing on scholars’ suggestion to evaluate PSMs through a link between action, outcomes and context, we address this gap by adoptin...
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#1Elena Tavella (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 6
#2Isabella Maria Lami (Polytechnic University of Turin)H-Index: 9
AbstractNegotiating perspectives and values is at the core of using PSMs to tackle complex and uncertain problem situations. Exploring how such negotiations evolve at the micro-level of real-time interactions can help grasp communicative behaviours and workshop structures that influence negotiation processes, and the achievement of outcomes. This study reports on an exploratory experiment with three MSc student groups engaged in (i) a Soft Systems Methodology, (ii) a Strategic Choice Approach, a...
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