In the search for optimal solutions to route-location problems in regional planning, mathematical programming techniques are often used. In these, the objective function attempts to represent the utility of a set of objectives. This paper presents an approach in which no objective function is defined; by using suitable interfacing techniques, the planner can manipulate a model of the design problem in an attempt to gain a greater understanding of the problem, the possible range of feasible solutions and the associated environmental and social impact. Although this computer-aided approach will not lead to unique solutions, it does give the planner an opportunity to explore a greater range of solutions, thus improving his knowledge of the problem and the quality of his decision making. /Author/TRRL/

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    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Roy, G G
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 23-6
  • Serial:
    • Computer Aided Design
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Butterworth Scientific Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-4485

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM