The application of fuzzy sets theory in eco-city classification
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AbstractFuzzy sets concept can solve the problem of imprecise data or varied scales of measurement in the attributes of the city theme. This article highlights this advantage of fuzzy sets theory by discussing how it can be appropriately applied to a research problem related to city characterization. Using eco-city as a hypothetical case, this article demonstrates a fuzzy sets application and its three basic fuzzy sets operations, namely complementation or negation, union and intersection in eco-city classification. Arbitrarily selected eco-city attributes include green coverage, recycling
ratio and the rate of vehicle increase. This article finally suggests important research areas, possible policy recommendations and noticeable difficulties in spatial and regional study that can utilize the proposed fuzzy sets approach.
All Author(s) ListChung-Shing Chan
Journal namePlace Branding and Public Diplomacy
Volume Number13
Issue Number1
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationUK
Pages4 - 17
LanguagesEnglish-United States
Keywordscity classification, eco-city, fuzzy sets theory, spatial analysis

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