Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2000


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Decision Making

Course Number

EMGT 530/630


Executive Summary:

Introduction: Sustainable redevelopment of contaminated “Brownfields” properties offers many economic and social benefits. However, due to the uncertainties of potential clean up cost, the practicality of available technologies, time constraints, community concerns, as well as additional costs associated with development of Brownfields sites, many developers forgo Brownfields development. These same uncertainties cause lending institutions to hesitate in making loans for development of projects proposed for contaminated sites. This paper develops a general decision making model that can be utilized in the technology selection for decision makers on proposed Brownfields site clean ups. To accomplish this, the project team utilized a Hierarchical Decision Model with pairwise comparison, and then tested the model by applying it to the clean-up technology selection for a local Brownsfields site.


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