Participatory evaluation in transport planning: the application of Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis in co-creation to solve mobility problems in Brussels

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Abstract

Public participation has become increasingly common in transport planning. However, citizens are often only included in the first stages of the planning process, i.e. problem identification and design of solutions. Using co-creation, governments can make the whole planning process more inclusive by involving citizens in each step of the process, including the evaluation and implementation of solutions. Participatory evaluation methods such as Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) allow the public to participate in ex-ante evaluation. This chapter analyses the application of MAMCA in a co-creation process to evaluate co-designed solutions to traffic problems in Brussels, Belgium. The research shows that co-creation leads to new, more diverse alternatives for evaluation. Furthermore, MAMCA contributes to a co-creation process by making stakeholder priorities explicit and by ranking solutions on their impact on stakeholders. Limitations of MAMCA in co-creation include a lack of stakeholder representativeness as well as non-cooperation of stakeholders in the evaluation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport in Human Scale Cities
EditorsMiloš Mladenović, Tuuli Toivonen, Elias Willberg, Karst Geurs
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Chapter17
Pages216-230
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781800370517
ISBN (Print)9781800370500
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameNECTAR Series on Transportation and Communications Networks Research
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing

Keywords

  • co-creation
  • mobility
  • public participation
  • evaluation
  • MAMCA

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