Journal article

DISCUSS: A soft computing approach to spatial disaggregation in economic evaluation of public policies

D Paez, ID Bishop, IP Williamson

Transactions in GIS | Published : 2006

Abstract

For more than three decades cost-benefit analysis (CBA) has been used in many countries as an important tool for evaluating public policies. More recently, participation of stakeholders in CBA processes has become an important issue for governments. However, CBA by itself does not provide a good environment for stakeholder participation. A major reason for this is the lack of spatial disaggregation in traditional CBA. In order to allow greater public participation, a GIS-based approach is proposed. This approach uses a Geocomputational system, which incorporates soft computing theory with expert systems in a geographic information systems (GIS) environment. It is designed to generate represe..

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