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School Redistricting: Embedding GISTools with Integer Programming
Department of Geoinformation and Cartography, Vienna University of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5572-7395
2004 (English)In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, ISSN 0160-5682, E-ISSN 1476-9360, Vol. 55, no 8, 836-849 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper deals with a school redistricting problem in which blocks of a city must be assigned to schools according to diverse criteria. Previous approaches are reviewed and some desired properties of a good school districting plan are established. An optimization model together with a geographic information system environment are then proposed for finding a solution that satisfies these properties. A prototype of the system is described, some implementation issues are discussed, and two real-life examples from the city of Philadelphia are studied, one corresponding to a relatively easy to solve problem, and the other to a much harder one. The trade-offs in the solutions are analysed and feasibility questions are discussed. The results of the study strongly suggest that ill-defined spatial problems, such as school redistricting, can be addressed effectively by an interaction between objective analysis and subjective judgement.

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Vol. 55, no 8, 836-849 p.
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school districting; mathematical programming; integer programming; application; geographic information systems
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-66475DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601729ISI: 000222784000006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-3242742845OAI: diva2:484140

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