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Table 2 Criteria for new settlement development

From: Renewables in residential development: an integrated GIS-based multicriteria approach for decentralized micro-renewable energy production in new settlement development: a case study of the eastern metropolitan area of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Factor/criteria Type
Proximity to existing urban areas Planning factor (compact development)
Proximity to major roads and train lines Transport factor
Distance from environmentally valuable and vulnerable areas or from protected areas Environmental factor
Proximity to water (lakes and rivers) Attractiveness factor
Slope gradient Physical factor