Multi-objective mitigation budget allocation problem and solution approaches: The case of Istanbul

ÜSTÜN A. K. , Anagun A. S.

COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, vol.81, pp.118-129, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cie.2014.12.025
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-129


Istanbul is the financial, commercial, industrial, cultural and educational center of Turkey. However, Istanbul is also an earthquake-prone city that has experienced many earthquakes throughout its history; and it is threatened with a high probability of a devastating earthquake in the next 30 years. In this study, we propose three financial allocation strategies and their multi-objective models related to building reinforcement, with the purpose of reducing the risk of disaster in Istanbul. The study aims to answer three important questions: (1) How should the mitigation budget be distributed among Istanbul's districts? (2) Which building types should be mitigated, and how? (3) Can Pareto-efficient solutions be sorted? Pareto-efficient solutions for all of the proposed models were obtained and analyzed. The proposed superefficiency model has the ability to rank the Pareto-optimal solutions. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.