A sustainable historic waterfront revitalization decision support tool for attracting tourists

Keyvanfar, A. and Shafaghat, A. and Mohamad, S. and Abdullahi, M. M. and Ahmad, H. and Derus, N. H. M. and Khorami, M. (2018) A sustainable historic waterfront revitalization decision support tool for attracting tourists. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10 (2). ISSN 2071-1050


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su10020215


Waterfront revitalization would be an effective strategy to preserve heritages, conserve the contaminated or abandoned site and inspire the identity and authenticity. However, there is no decision support tool to quantify and evaluate the sustainability accreditation of waterfronts in tourism attraction. This research aimed to identify the most potential waterfront typology in tourism attraction and develop the waterfront sustainable revitalization (SWR) index assessment model. The SWR index can assist policy makers and urban developers to analyze the heritage waterfronts using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. The research found out the historic waterfront has the highest potential in tourism attraction among other typologies. And, pollution moderator is mostly important sub-criterion in tourism absorption (WC2.2 = 0.1294); followed by Identity (WC1.2 = 0.1272) and Safety and well-being (WC1.3 = 0.1043). The SWR index can be applied in any waterfronts in heritage cities around the world, while this research implemented it as a case study in Bandar Maharani, Muar, Malaysia. It resulted Bandar Maharani was ranked as grade C; means, usable waterfront to which extent environmental, social and physical revitalization are needed. The SWR index can be coupled with other decision-making methods in future, to reduce its inconsistencies and increasing accuracy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), Decision support tool, Revitalization, Sustainable development, Tourism attraction, Waterfront
Subjects:S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469-476 Landcsape architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:79817
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:28 Jan 2019 14:56
Last Modified:28 Jan 2019 14:56

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