NISTO Regional stakeholder workshop
The Regional Stakeholder Workshop of the New Integrated Smart Transport Options (NISTO) project was held in Leuven on the 30th of January 2014. The workshop was dedicated to the involvement of local and regional stakeholders in the NISTO project and the aim of developing a new evaluation tool on smart mobility concepts.
The workshop was the result of the cooperation between Mobiel 21 and VUB with the support of Province of Flemish Brabant. The objective of the MAMCA session was to show the strengths of implementing stakeholders’ opinions in the evaluation of different project alternatives. By executing the MAMCA in a workshop setting, all participants could find out how the evaluation within a MAMCA works and why it should or can be used in future evaluations.
Four scenarios to improve sustainable urban mobility in the centre of Leuven were drawn up (business as usual, smart road charging, Park & Ride, and traffic-free city centre). All participants were appointed to one of the seven stakeholder groups (Flemish Government, Government of Leuven, Citizens, Public Transport users, Car users, Public transport operator and Shops & offices). Every participant had to imagine he/she was a specific stakeholder and carry out two of the most important steps of the MAMCA methodology. Their first task was to elicit the weights of the criteria. After finalizing the weight elicitation for each possible pair of criteria, an evaluation was performed using a 5-step qualitative scale. Participants evaluated the effect of the scenarios on the given criteria (very positive, positive, neutral, negative very negative).
For more details please consult the paper Keseru, Bulckaen, Macharis (2016): The Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis in action for sustainable urban mobility decisions: the case of Leuven.