Open Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 4 (April 2019)

ISSN Print: 2327-5952   ISSN Online: 2327-5960

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Measuring the Sustainability of Cities in Turkey with the Analytic Hierarchy Process

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2019.74025    455 Downloads   885 Views   Citations
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The objective of this study is to compare and rank the 81 provinces of Turkey by using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in terms of urban sustainability. With this aim, economic, social and environmental sustainability indicators are used. The results indicate that the most sustainable alternative out of 81 is the Eskisehir province. It is followed by Çanakkale, Bursa, İzmir, Bilecik, Giresun, Edirne, Ankara, Rize and Manisa. On the other hand, Diyarbakir, Mardin, Muş, Kars, Bitlis, Yozgat, Sanliurfa, Van, and Batman are less sustainable cities, which are located in the eastern part of the country. Furthermore, the sustainability scores of provinces indicate the development gap between the east and the west of the country.

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Kara, Y. (2019) Measuring the Sustainability of Cities in Turkey with the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 7, 322-334. doi: 10.4236/jss.2019.74025.

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