Prof. Cathy Macharis

Vrije Universiteit Brussels

November 03, 2011, 12:15

The Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) methodology

The multi-actor multi-criteria analysis (MAMCA) method to evaluate transport projects will be presented. This evaluation methodology specifically focuses on the inclusion of the different actors that are involved in the project, the so called stakeholders. As the traditional multi criteria analysis, it allows to include qualitative as well as quantitative criteria with their relative importance, but within the MAMCA they represent the goals and objectives of the multiple stakeholders and by doing so allow to include the stakeholders into the decision process. The theoretical foundation of the MAMCA method will be shown together with several applications in the field of transport appraisal.


Cathy Macharis is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She teaches courses in operations and logistics management, as well as in transport and sustainable mobility. Her research group MOSI-Transport and logistics focuses on establishing linkages between advanced operations research methodologies and impact assessment. She has been involved in several national and European research projects dealing with topics such as the location of intermodal terminals, assessment of policy measures in the field of logistics and sustainable mobility, electric and hybrid vehicles, etc. She is the chairwoman of Brussels Mobility Commission.

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