AN URBAN AREA USE MODEL TO MAXIMIZE RETURN

AN URBAN AREA USE MODEL WAS DEVELOPED TO MAXIMIZE RETURN. THE MODEL'S NORMATIVE SOLUTION IS TO BE UTILIZED IN THE ALLOCATION OF USES TO LOCATIONS SO THAT NET COMMUNITY RETURN IS MAXIMIZED. A HEURISTIC PROCEDURE FOR FINDING A GOOD SOLUTION WAS DEVELOPED AND PROGRAMMED FOR THE COMPUTER. FROM THE REVIEW AND SYNTHESIS OF PRINCIPLES OF LAND USE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZING COST DATA FROM THE LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION LITERATURE, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE OBJECTIVE OF ALLOCATION OF AREA USES IS TO MAXIMIZE THE GROSS UTILITY RETURN FROM THE USE OF AREA AND FROM ECONOMIES OF SCALE, LESS THE UTILITY COST OF TRANSPORTATION, OF ADAPTATION OF LOCATIONS TO USES, AND OF INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN PROXIMATE USES. AN ITERATIVE SOLUTION PROCEDURE WAS DEVISED TO PROVIDE A PRACTICAL MEANS OF OBTAINING A NEAR OPTIMAL SOLUTION TO THE MODEL NORM. THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE CHANGES IN EACH USE PER LOCATION WERE DECREASED BY ONE-HALF OF THEIR CURRENT VALUES. IF THE NEW LIMITS ARE GREATER THAN PRESET MINIMA AND IF FURTHER SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN RETURN MAY BE EXPECTED, THE CYCLE IS REPEATED. CROSS MODEL DATA FOR THE LAFAYETTE AREA WERE COMPILED AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS DEVELOPED FOR THE DESIRED SOLUTION. THE PROGRAMS WERE GIVEN PRELIMINARY TESTING ON THESE DATA AND WERE SHOWN TO BE OPERATIONALLY PRACTICAL AND ECONOMICAL.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 3, 232 PP, 13 FIG, 26 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • STEWART, W D
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

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  • Accession Number: 00240576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 1994 12:00AM