This article analyses and evaluates the degree of consensus of the residents of the municipality of Sinnai, a small coastal town in Southern Sardinia, on four proposals concerning a portion of the coastal strip defined by four junior planners at the school of urban planning of the University of Cagliari (Italy), who also proposed a set of criteria for deciding which of the four proposals was the most suitable. The research reported in the paper moved through two steps. First, proposals and criteria were defined. Second, a questionnaire was administered to residents of Sinnai. An Analytic Hierarchy Process multicriteria analysis procedure was used to draw conclusions on the experiment.
Keywords: Landscape planning, Multi-Criteria Analysis, coastal zone management.
Jel Code: D81, O21, R52