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Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) for Discussing Key Success Factors in the Sustainable Development of Healthy Cities

Version 1 : Received: 31 May 2019 / Approved: 31 May 2019 / Online: 31 May 2019 (13:07:49 CEST)

How to cite: Luo, Y.; Lian, Y.; Yu, K.; Sun, L. Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) for Discussing Key Success Factors in the Sustainable Development of Healthy Cities. Preprints 2019, 2019050390 Luo, Y.; Lian, Y.; Yu, K.; Sun, L. Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) for Discussing Key Success Factors in the Sustainable Development of Healthy Cities. Preprints 2019, 2019050390

Abstract

The coexistence of human beings and environmental sustainability becomes individually and even globally concerned issue. In addition to environment issues, people also encounter negative issues of infectious diseases, gap between rich and poor, violence in society, uneven resource distribution, people’s health decline, and population structure aging, which would affect the sustainable development of cities. When taking sustainable development from the world to cities, it appears sustainable cities. The goal of a healthy city is to pursue the sustainability of a city. Aiming at residents in Shanghai, total 360 copies of questionnaire are distributed, and 277 valid copies are retrieved, with the retrieval rate 77%. The research results conclude that 1.“safety” is the most emphasized dimension, followed by “convenience & prosperity”, “sustainable ecology”, “vitality & health”, and “culture friendly” and 2.security, Internet city, pollution control, space use, and inheritance education are top five indicators, among 15 evaluation indicators. According to the results, suggestions are proposed to provide the government with correct, objective, and simply understandable healthy city indicators and sustainable development indicators for the appropriate planning and review of the administration objectives to enhance the public awareness of healthy city and the participation. It would stop the worsening of environment and promote residents’ health and the sustainable development of cities to have the city and the public moving towards healthy development.

Subject Areas

healthy city, sustainable development, environmental sustainability, key success factor

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