Evaluating the Urban Sustainable Development on the Basis of AHP: A Case Study for Riyadh City

Abdulaziz Aldegheishem


This study aimed to evaluate the urban sustainable development for Riyadh city on the basis of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). This process is very important to the future development of the urban areas. In order to achieve this goal, indicators of sustainability were defined according to the urban level; and then categorized into three indexes (level of development, development coordination extent, and development potential). The results indicated that the index of Development potential had the greatest priority in comparison with the other indexes.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v7n2p113

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