Analysis of barriers to development in landfill communities using interpretive structural modeling

Shankar Chandramowli, Morghan Transue, Frank Felder

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Landfill sites in the developing nations are endowed with waste resources which could be utilized as a potential revenue stream for the community that inhabit such sites. Many international aid agencies have started focusing on development of such landfill sites and also on improvements to the associated scavenger community. The paper analyses the barriers to such an intervention by aid agencies using Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM). ISM employs a systems approach to the decision making process and is used traditionally in management studies. The paper highlights the potential of using such techniques to understand and analyze urban planning issues. The case study of a US based organization's proposed intervention in a Karachi landfill community is used to formulate a general model of the barriers and their interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-253
Number of pages8
JournalHabitat International
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Fingerprint

aid agency
landfill
modeling
community
international aid
decision making process
scavenger
urban planning
aid
revenue
decision making
resource
interaction
management
resources
analysis

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • Interpretive structural modeling (ISM)
  • Landfill communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

Cite this

Analysis of barriers to development in landfill communities using interpretive structural modeling. / Chandramowli, Shankar; Transue, Morghan; Felder, Frank.

In: Habitat International, Vol. 35, No. 2, 04.2011, p. 246-253.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{b7ad87b945564b33ab1a215fb8bb8e2a,
title = "Analysis of barriers to development in landfill communities using interpretive structural modeling",
abstract = "Landfill sites in the developing nations are endowed with waste resources which could be utilized as a potential revenue stream for the community that inhabit such sites. Many international aid agencies have started focusing on development of such landfill sites and also on improvements to the associated scavenger community. The paper analyses the barriers to such an intervention by aid agencies using Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM). ISM employs a systems approach to the decision making process and is used traditionally in management studies. The paper highlights the potential of using such techniques to understand and analyze urban planning issues. The case study of a US based organization's proposed intervention in a Karachi landfill community is used to formulate a general model of the barriers and their interactions.",
keywords = "Barriers, Interpretive structural modeling (ISM), Landfill communities",
author = "Shankar Chandramowli and Morghan Transue and Frank Felder",
year = "2011",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1016/j.habitatint.2010.09.005",
language = "English",
volume = "35",
pages = "246--253",
journal = "Habitat International",
issn = "0197-3975",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Analysis of barriers to development in landfill communities using interpretive structural modeling

AU - Chandramowli, Shankar

AU - Transue, Morghan

AU - Felder, Frank

PY - 2011/4

Y1 - 2011/4

N2 - Landfill sites in the developing nations are endowed with waste resources which could be utilized as a potential revenue stream for the community that inhabit such sites. Many international aid agencies have started focusing on development of such landfill sites and also on improvements to the associated scavenger community. The paper analyses the barriers to such an intervention by aid agencies using Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM). ISM employs a systems approach to the decision making process and is used traditionally in management studies. The paper highlights the potential of using such techniques to understand and analyze urban planning issues. The case study of a US based organization's proposed intervention in a Karachi landfill community is used to formulate a general model of the barriers and their interactions.

AB - Landfill sites in the developing nations are endowed with waste resources which could be utilized as a potential revenue stream for the community that inhabit such sites. Many international aid agencies have started focusing on development of such landfill sites and also on improvements to the associated scavenger community. The paper analyses the barriers to such an intervention by aid agencies using Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM). ISM employs a systems approach to the decision making process and is used traditionally in management studies. The paper highlights the potential of using such techniques to understand and analyze urban planning issues. The case study of a US based organization's proposed intervention in a Karachi landfill community is used to formulate a general model of the barriers and their interactions.

KW - Barriers

KW - Interpretive structural modeling (ISM)

KW - Landfill communities

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78651473742&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=78651473742&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.habitatint.2010.09.005

DO - 10.1016/j.habitatint.2010.09.005

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:78651473742

VL - 35

SP - 246

EP - 253

JO - Habitat International

JF - Habitat International

SN - 0197-3975

IS - 2

ER -