Multi-criteria analysis, Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCA/MCDA)

Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) supports decision-makers in the evaluation and ranking or selection of different alternatives, using a systematic analysis that allows overcoming the limitations of unstructured individual or group decision-making. Multi-criteria analysis is a method of research and decision making analysis that is particularly applicable to complex problems where a single-criterion approach falls short and it is necessary to include a full range of geographical, economic, social, environmental, technical and other factors. MCDA is the methodological basis of the Timbre prioritization tool for user friendly assessment, classification, and ranking (i.e., prioritization) of individual brownfield sites.