International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

A Risk-Sharing Model for Locating Noxious Facilities

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The recent proliferation of facility-siting conflicts underscores the need for new analytical techniques in which the external effects associated with noxious facilities are considered explicitly. In general, in prescriptive facility-location models it is assumed that having populations 'closer', as characterized by transport or accessibility advantages, is better for desirable facilities, but, locating 'farther' away is better for undesirable facilities. The modeling formulation developed in this paper adds two new concepts to the prescriptive modeling work on locating noxious facilities: 1) 'complementary anticover' as a measure of equity for siting facilities that provide a required capacity for producing goods or services, and 2) perceived risk attributable to the scale of these facilities. These two concepts, in conjunction with conventional cost considerations, are used to develop a multiobjective location model that may be used to find locational patterns which mitigate public opposition across a broad range of noxious facilities. -Authors

Publication Title

Environment & Planning B: Planning & Design

Publication Date

1-1-1988

Volume

15

Issue

2

First Page

165

Last Page

179

ISSN

2399-8091

DOI

10.1068/b150165

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