COMMUNITY VALUES AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

DECISION MAKING PROBLEMS IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION AND LAND- USE PLANNING ARE DISCUSSED. A DECISION PROBLEM MUST BE FORMULATED OR MODELED. VALUES ENTER DIRECTLY INTO THE PROCESS OF PROBLEM FORMULATION. MATHEMATICAL MODELS ARE BECOMING A REQUIREMENT FOR RATIONAL PLANNING AND DECISION- MAKING IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING. THE EXACT WAY IN WHICH EACH VALUE IS INCLUDED IN THE DECISION MODEL DEPENDS ON THE WAY IN WHICH THAT VALUE IS DEFINED AND ON ITS MEASURABILITY. THE APPROACH TO THE SELECTION OF A TRANSPORTATION PLAN IS SUGGESTED THROUGH THE USE OF STATISTICAL DECISION THEORY. OPERATIONS RESEARCH METHODS WILL HELP TO SYSTEMIZE INFORMATION AND DECISION PROCESSES. THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN OPERATIONS RESEARCH MODEL IS A CREATIVE ACT AS IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ALTERNATIVE COURSES OF ACTION THAT ARE TO BE EVALUATED. THE PROCESS OF MODELING INTRODUCES A SENSE OF LOGIC OR ORDER INTO ATTEMPTS TO UNDERSTAND, CONTROL AND COORDINATE COMPLEX, DYNAMIC SYSTEMS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 139-146
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and community values
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1970 12:00AM