Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

Integrating the Cluster Analysis and Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process with Dynamic Programming Approach for Determining the Optimal Sustainable Community Management Decisions

Associate Professor Kuei-Yang Wu
Department of Architecture
National United University

Abstract: The understanding of the development changes of urban and rural communities and integrated research are very important and urgent tasks nowadays. Currently, 43% of the population in the world is living in urban areas. The percentage is expected to reach 60% in 2030. The rapid increase in the urban population has caused complex changes in the development of urban and rural communities. Generally, when doing researches on sustainable communities, the methods applied are statistical methods such as factor analysis and fuzzy analytic hierarchy process, or top-down urban and rural development planning to develop sustainable strategies. The management strategies with the features of “localization” which should be considered when promoting solutions related to community development and “efficiency” which changes with time are usually ignored. In this research, for the above-mentioned issues, community development strategies are considered, and opinions from experts, management decision makers, and residents are included as updates, so decisions can be made dynamically. Therefore, under the objectives of “economics, environments, society, and resident awareness”, sustainable communities can evaluate each other and give each other feedbacks to come up with the best decisions, in order to construct a dynamic cluster model for determining the optimal sustainable community management decisions.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Wu, Kuei-Yang was born in NanTon, Taiwan. He received M.Sc. from the Department of Architecture, Tunghai University, Taiwan, and Ph.D. from the Department of Civil Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan. He is an associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, National United University, Miaoli, Taiwan. He has highly research interests in architecture design teaching method, and green community. He authored or co-authored over 40 scientific papers published in reviewed journals or presented at international conferences.

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