Multiple criteria decision support and recommender system for the assessment of healthy and safe homes in the built environment

Ieva Ubartė

Doctoral dissertation

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The dissertation examines issues surrounding healthy and safe homes. The object of this research is healthy and safe home exposed to factors active in macro, meso and micro environment. The main aim of the dissertation is to propose an assessment methodology for healthy and safe home based on the principles of sustainable development, and to develop a multiple criteria assessment decision support and recommender system for healthy and safe home that would determine the healthiness class of a home, taking into account potential hazards, and provide recommendations how to reduce the risk of such hazards.

The dissertation comprises an introduction, three chapters, general conclutions, a list of references and a list of the author’s papers on the topic of the dissertation.

The introduction discusses the research problem and the research relevance, defines the research object, states the research aim and objectives, describes the research methodology and the scientific novelty of the research, and presents practical applications of the research results and the defended propositions. The introduction ends with an overview of the author’s papers and conference presentations on the topic of this dissertation.

Chapter 1 presents a review of literature on sustainable built environment covering the period between 1998 and 2015, outlines the role housing plays in ensuring health and safety, looks at how the concept of healthy and safe home is understood in Lithuania and abroad, and examines the assessment of healthy and safe home at macro, meso and micro levels. The chapter ends with conclusions and refined objectives of the dissertation.

Chapter 2 presents the systems of criteria for the assessment of healthy and safe home at macro (city), meso (neighbourhood) and micro (housing) levels and determines which multiple criteria methods will be used in the analysis of macro, meso and micro environment.

Chapter 3 presents a conceptual assessment model for healthy and safe home based on sustainable development of the built environment. The COPRAS and INVAR methods are used to assess Vilnius in the context of other European cities (macro level). Then the COPRAS, SAW, TOPSIS and EDAS methods are used to assess each neighbourhood of Vilnius (meso level). Finally, the author presents her multiple criteria assessment decision support and recommender system for healthy and safe home (micro level).

The key research findings were presented in eight research papers and discussed at four scientific conferences.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3846/2017-061-M

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Year:
2017
ISBN:
978-609-476-069-3
Imprint No:
2017-061-M
Dimensions:
145×205 mm
Pages:
154 p.
Cover:
Softcover
Language:
Lithuanian
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