A multiperiod school location planning approach with free school choice

A new approach to multiperiod school location planning in urban areas is described. Most of the existing approaches in the field do not consider free school choice nor are they able to consider substitution effects between school locations. In this study, the location and transport costs with respect to students choosing the school with the highest utility are minimised. Since these school choice probabilities (determined by a mixed multinominal logit model) depend on the available schools, two procedures are considered. Firstly, for each period a set of scenarios is generated indicating which school is open and which is not. For each scenario the students are allocated to available schools according to capacity and utility. Secondly, for each period one scenario is selected in order to minimize total costs. Problems with a long planning horizon and a large number of demand points are solvable. This approach is applied to schools of the City of Dresden, Germany.

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    • MUELLER, S
    • HAASE, K
    • KLESS, S
  • Publication Date: 2009


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  • Accession Number: 01148828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 8:50AM