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Title: Sustainability as the key to prioritize investments in public infrastructures

Abstract

Infrastructure construction, one of the biggest driving forces of the economy nowadays, requires a huge analysis and clear transparency to decide what projects have to be executed with the few resources available. With the aim to provide the public administrations a tool with which they can make their decisions easier, the Sustainability Index of Infrastructure Projects (SIIP) has been defined, with a multi-criteria decision system called MIVES, in order to classify non-uniform investments. This index evaluates, in two inseparable stages, the contribution to the sustainable development of each infrastructure project, analyzing its social, environmental and economic impact. The result of the SIIP allows to decide the order with which projects will be prioritized. The case of study developed proves the adaptability and utility of this tool for the ordinary budget management.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech. (Spain)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22589254
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal Volume: 60; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CONSTRUCTION; DECISION MAKING; ECONOMIC IMPACT; GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT; OPERATING COST; SUSTAINABILITY; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Citation Formats

Pardo-Bosch, Francesc, E-mail: francesc.pardo@upc.edu, Political Science Department, University of California - Berkeley, and Aguado, Antonio, E-mail: antonio.aguado@upc.edu. Sustainability as the key to prioritize investments in public infrastructures. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/J.EIAR.2016.03.007.
Pardo-Bosch, Francesc, E-mail: francesc.pardo@upc.edu, Political Science Department, University of California - Berkeley, & Aguado, Antonio, E-mail: antonio.aguado@upc.edu. Sustainability as the key to prioritize investments in public infrastructures. United States. doi:10.1016/J.EIAR.2016.03.007.
Pardo-Bosch, Francesc, E-mail: francesc.pardo@upc.edu, Political Science Department, University of California - Berkeley, and Aguado, Antonio, E-mail: antonio.aguado@upc.edu. Thu . "Sustainability as the key to prioritize investments in public infrastructures". United States. doi:10.1016/J.EIAR.2016.03.007.
@article{osti_22589254,
title = {Sustainability as the key to prioritize investments in public infrastructures},
author = {Pardo-Bosch, Francesc, E-mail: francesc.pardo@upc.edu and Political Science Department, University of California - Berkeley and Aguado, Antonio, E-mail: antonio.aguado@upc.edu},
abstractNote = {Infrastructure construction, one of the biggest driving forces of the economy nowadays, requires a huge analysis and clear transparency to decide what projects have to be executed with the few resources available. With the aim to provide the public administrations a tool with which they can make their decisions easier, the Sustainability Index of Infrastructure Projects (SIIP) has been defined, with a multi-criteria decision system called MIVES, in order to classify non-uniform investments. This index evaluates, in two inseparable stages, the contribution to the sustainable development of each infrastructure project, analyzing its social, environmental and economic impact. The result of the SIIP allows to decide the order with which projects will be prioritized. The case of study developed proves the adaptability and utility of this tool for the ordinary budget management.},
doi = {10.1016/J.EIAR.2016.03.007},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
number = ,
volume = 60,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}