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Table 5 Weighting for 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

Criteria/factors Experts Weights
DE IT UK
Proximity to existing urban areas S.&AP. 0.20 0.26 0.29
P.&PA. 0.26 0.25 0.35
Proximity to major roads and train lines S.&AP. 0.22 0.16 0.26
P.&PA. 0.22 0.20 0.22
Distance from environmentally valuable areas S.&AP. 0.31 0.34 0.21
P.&PA. 0.24 0.23 0.19
Proximity to water S.&AP. 0.14 0.15 0.11
P.&PA. 0.14 0.17 0.12
Slope gradient S.&AP. 0.13 0.10 0.12
  P.&PA. 0.15 0.15 0.13
  1. Obtained from students and academic planners (S.&AP.) as well as regional planners and public authorities (P.&PA.). DE, Germany; IT, Italy; UK, United Kingdom.