Main menu

Our portfolio

Here some examples where MAMCA was used in European projects as an impact assessment tool.

CITYLAB

CITYLAB

CITYLAB is the first project to use the Living Laboratory approach for testing and implementing sustainable city logistics solutions in European cities. It will help to increase load factors and reduce vehicle movements of freight and service trips in urban areas.

Mobility4EU

Mobility4EU

MOBILITY4EU delivers a vision for the European transport system in 2030 and an Action Plan that aims to implement that vision. This vision and action plan will focus on user-centeredness and cross-modality and include the transport of passengers and freight.

MAMCA in the New Integrated Smart Transport Options (NISTO) project

MAMCA in the New Integrated Smart Transport Options (NISTO) project

The aim of NISTO was to develop an evaluation and planning toolkit i.e. an easy-to-use set of tools for practitioners to evaluate small-scale mobility projects. The online toolkit integrates multi-criteria analysis for sustainability assessment and MAMCA for the assessment of stakeholders’ preferences.

The aim of NISTO was to develop an evaluation and planning toolkit i.e. an easy-to-use set of tools for practitioners to evaluate small-scale mobility projects. The toolkit consists of two online evaluation tools for the assessment of sustainability and stakeholder preferences. The sustainability of projects is assessed by multi-criteria analysis through 16 criteria grouped under the three pillars of sustainability. The selection was based on case studies, a review of transport evaluation schemes and the ranking of potential criteria by 214 stakeholders from the NISTO partner regions in a survey. Stakeholders are involved in the appraisal through the Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA), which allows the consideration of conflicting stakeholder objectives and helps to identify synergies and disagreement between different stakeholder groups. Therefore, the evaluation shows which implementation alternatives or scenarios each group would prefer and allows for a straightforward comparison of preferences across all stakeholder groups. For more information please visit the toolkit website and read our paper: Bulckaen, Keseru, Macharis (2016): Sustainability versus stakeholder preferences: Searching for synergies in urban and regional mobility measures

Straightsol

Straightsol

STRAIGHTSOL was an EU-funded project, comprising seven innovative cutting edge urban freight demonstrations. It ran from September 2011 to August 2014.

Quotes from users

Literature

BAUDRY, G., MACHARIS, C. and T. VALLEE, 2018, “Range-based Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis: A combined method of Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis and Monte Carlo simulation to support participatory decision making under uncertainty”, European Journal of Operational Research, pp. 257-269, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.06.036.

TE BOVELDT, G., VAN RAEMDONCK, K. and C. MACHARIS, 2018, “A new railway tunnel under Brussels? Assessing political feasibility and desirability with competence-based multi criteria analysis”, Transport Policy, Volume 66, pp. 30–39, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.03.002.

ROUKOUNI, A., MACHARIS, C., BASBAS, S., STEPHANIS, B. and G. MINTSIS, 2018, “Financing urban transportation infrastructure in a multi-actors environment: the role of value capture”, European Transport Research Review, Vol. 10, Issue 1, 19 pages, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12544-017-0281-5

KIN, B., VERLINDE, S., MOMMENS, K. and C. MACHARIS, 2017, A stakeholder-based methodology to enhance the success of urban freight transport measures in a multi-level goverance context”, Research in Transportation Economics, Volume 65, pp. 10-23, h

HADAVI, S., MACHARIS, C. and K. Van RAEMDONCK, 2016, “The Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) Tool: Methodological Adaptations and Visualizations”, Advanced Concepts, Methodologies and Technologies for Transportation and Logistics, Springer, Cham, 2016, pp. 39-53.ttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2017.08.003.

KESERU, I., BULCKAEN, J. and C. MACHARIS, 2016, “Sustainable, Participatory and Practical: The NISTO Evaluation Framework for Urban and Regional Mobility Projects”, Transportation Research Procedia, Volume 13, 2016, pp. 134-144, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.014.

KESERU, I., BULCKAEN, J. and C. MACHARIS, 2016, “The multi-actor multi-criteria analysis in action for sustainable urban mobility decisions: the case of Leuven”, Int. J. Multicriteria Decision Making Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 211-236 (SNIP 2014: 0.428)

BULCKAEN, J., KESERU, I. and C. MACHARIS, 2016, “Sustainability versus stakeholder preferences: Searching for synergies in urban and regional mobility measures”, Research in Transportation Economics, Vol. 55, June 2016, pp. 40-49. DOI:10.1016/j.retrec.2016.04.009 (0.707: SNIP 2015).

BALM , S., MACHARIS , C., MILAN , L. and H. QUAK , 2016, “A City Distribution Impact Assessment Framework”, in Towards Innovative Freight and Logistics (eds C. Blanquart, U. Clausen and B. Jacob), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781119307785.ch24.

KESERU, I., BULCKAEN, J. and C. MACHARIS, 2016, “The multi-actor multi-criteria analysis in action for sustainable urban mobility decisions: the case of Leuven”, Int. J. Multicriteria Decision Making Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 211-236 (SNIP 2014: 0.428)

BULCKAEN, J., KESERU, I. and C. MACHARIS, 2016, “Sustainability versus stakeholder preferences: Searching for synergies in urban and regional mobility measures”, Research in Transportation Economics, Vol. 55, June 2016, pp. 40-49. DOI:10.1016/j.retrec.2016.04.009 (0.707: SNIP 2015).

MILAN, L., KIN, B., VERLINDE, S. and C. MACHARIS, 2015, “Multi-actor multi-criteria analysis for sustainable city distribution: a new assessment framework”, International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 334-354 (0.3: SCI 2014).

MACHARIS, C. and A. BERNARDINI, 2015, “Reviewing the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for the evaluation of transport projects: Time for a multi-actor approach”, Transport Policy, Volume 37, pp. 177-186, doi: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.11.002 (1.492: JCR 2014).

MACHARIS, C. and L. MILAN, 2015, “Transition through dialogue: a stakeholder based decision process for cities: The case of city distribution”, in Habitat International, Special issue: Exploratory Spatial Analysis of Urban Habitats, Editors: Vaz, E., Kourtit, K., Painho, M. and P. Nijkamp, Volume 45, pp. 82-91, DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2014.06.026 (1.746: JCR 2014).

BERGQVIST, R., MACHARIS, C., MEERS, D. and J. WOXENIUS, 2015, “Making hinterland transport more sustainable: a multi actor multi criteria analysis”, Research in Transportation Business & Management, Vol. 14, pp. 80-89, doi:10.1016/j.rtbm.2014.10.009 (0.61: SCI 2014).

KOURTIT, K., MACHARIS, C. and P. NIJKAMP, 2014, “Planning for Urban Historical-Cultural Heritage: A Geo-Imaging Multicriteria Approach”, Built Environment, Issue on: City Governance in the Urban City, Guest Editors: Nijkamp, P., Kourtit, K. and L. Fusco Girard, Volume 40, Number 4, pp. 521-533.

VERMOTE, L., MACHARIS, C., BOEYKENS, F., SCHOOLMEESTER, C. and K. PUTMAN, 2014, “Traffic-restriction in Ramallah (Palestine): Participatory sustainability assessment of pedestrian scenarios using a simplified transport model”, Land Use Policy, Volume 41, pp. 453-464, DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.06.005 (2.631: JCR 2014).

MACHARIS, C., MILAN, L. and S. VERLINDE, 2014, “A stakeholder-based multicriteria evaluation framework for city distribution”, Research in Transportation Business & Management, Volume 11, July 2014, pp. 75–84, DOI: 10.1016/j.rtbm.2014.06.004 (0.61: SCI 2014).

MACHARIS, C. and J. CROMPVOETS, 2014, “A stakeholder-based assessment framework applied to evaluate development scenarios for the spatial data infrastructure for Flanders”, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 46, July 2014, pp. 45-56, DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2014.04.001 (1.537: JCR 2014).

MACHARIS, C. and L. MILAN, 2014, “Transition through Dialogue: a stakeholder based Decision Process for cities: the case of city distribution”, in Habitat International Special Issue on: Cities, urbanisation and spatial interpretation, Editors: Kourtit, K., Nijkamp, P. and M. Painhi, in press, 2014.

MACHARIS, C. and J. CROMPVOETS, 2014, “A stakeholder-based assessment framework applied to evaluate development scenarios for the spatial data infrastructure for Flanders”, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2014.04.001.

KOURTIT, K., MACHARIS, C. and P. NIJKAMP, 2014, “A multi-actor multi-criteria analysis of the performance of global cities”, Applied Geography, Vol. 49, pp. 24-36, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.09.006.

MACHARIS, C. and P. NIJKAMP, 2013 “Multi-actor and multi-criteria analysis in evaluating mega-projects” in PRIEMUS, H. and B. VAN WEE (Eds.), International Handbook on Mega-Projects, pp. 242-266, ISBN 978.1.78100.2290.2

MACHARIS, C. and P. NIJKAMP, 2013 “Stakeholder bias in multi-actor multi-criteria transportation evaluation: issues and solutions” in: VANOUTRIVE, T. and A. VERHETSEL (Eds.), Smart Transport Networks – Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making, pp. 248-268.

DE BRUCKER, K., MACHARIS, C., WIETHOFF, M. and V. MARCHAU, 2014 “Strategic analysis of stakeholder preferences regarding the design of ITS-based road safetymeasures”, Intelligent Transport Systems, pp. 1–10, DOI: 10.1049/iet-its.2012.0171.

DE BRUCKER, K., C. MACHARIS and A. VERBEKE, 2013, “Multi-criteria analysis and the resolution of sustainable development dilemmas: A stakeholder management approach”, European Journal of Operational Research 224, pp. 122–131.

VERMOTE, L., MACHARIS, C. and K. PUTMAN, 2013, “A Road Network for Freight Transport in Flanders: Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Assessment of Alternative Ring Ways”, Sustainability, 5(10), pp. 4222-4246.

MACHARIS, C., LEBEAU, K., TURCKSIN, L., 2012, “Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) as a tool to support sustainable decisions: state of use.” Decision Support Systems Vol. 54, 610–620.

MACHARIS, C., VAN HOECK, E., VERLINDE, S., DEBAUCHE, W. and F. WITLOX, 2011, “Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis: A case study on night time delivery for urban distribution”, in: MACHARIS, C. and S. MELO (Eds.), City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport: Multiple Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 101-119.

VAN MALDEREN, F., MACHARIS C., 2010, “Méthodes d’évaluation socioéconomique : regarder la forêt plutôt que les arbres à partir d’un arbre de décision”. In: Pour une économie de la sécurité routière. In: CARNIS L, MIGNOT D (eds), editors. Economica, Paris.

TURCKSIN, L., MACHARIS C., LEBEAU K., BOUREIMA F., VAN MIERLO J., BRAM S., DE RUYCK J., MERTENS L., JOSSART J.-M., GORISSEN L., PELKMANS L., 2010, “A multi-actor multi-criteria analysis to assess the stakeholder support for different biofuel options: the case of Belgium”, Journal of Transport Energy, vol. 39, pp. 200-214.

MACHARIS, C., DE WITTE, A. and L. TURCKSIN, 2010, “The multi-actor multi-criteria analysis (MAMCA): Application in the Flemish long term decision making process on mobility and logistics”, Transport Policy, 17, pp. 303-311.

DE BRUCKER, K., MACHARIS, C. VERBEKE, A. 2010, “Multi-criteria analysis in transport project evaluation : an institutional approach”, European Transport, issue n° 47, pp. 3-24.

MACHARIS, C.; DE WITTE, A., AND J. AMPE, 2009, “The multi-actor, multi-criteria analysis methodology (MAMCA) for the evaluation of transport projects: theory and practice”, Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol.43, nr. 2, pp.183-202.

MACHARIS, C. 2007, “Multi-criteria Analysis as a Tool to Include Stakeholders in Project Evaluation: The MAMCA Method”, in HAEZENDONCK, E. (Ed.), Transport Project Evaluation . Extending the Social Cost–Benefit Approach, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 115-131.