Using a common platform for decision structuring and decision evaluation, we provide aid in explaining and understanding the different objectives, illuminating the goal conflicts and the shared goals a stakeholder group has in their work towards a smart city by using decision analysis methodology. Taking the theory of action as point-of-departure, with propositions of the form: “in situation S
, if you want to achieve consequence C
, do action A
.” In the smart city context, the situation is a city, the consequence is to improve a set of criteria or reach certain objectives of different interest for different stakeholders, the actions are various information technology solutions aimed to empower various societal functions and enabling for monitoring and control. By implementing such a theory in software platforms which allows for a wide spectrum of methods for appraising the different technologies, we enable for an inclusive and rational approach to identify the pathway to the smart city our clients desire.
Preference participated in the project TRAST for Trafikverket, Swedish Transport Administration . TRAST is a handbook for urban planning and local transportation.