52nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions in Motion - Breaking the Path", 21-25 August 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia
The optimization of the location of public services in the villages and neighborhoods in the city of Huambo in Angola results in a hierarchical system of central places that can be calibrated to give different hierarchies according to the accessibility level. This result is achieved for 300 villages and neighborhoods in the city of Huambo by minimizing the number of centers subject to the restriction that the service is available at a minimum distance. Other solutions are found that maximize the net benefit distribution centers. At the end multicriteria is used to study the resilience of the centers to alternative weights of the criteria and different accessibility ranges. The solutions are used to design roads, local authorities and market shares.
location central places agglomeration economies Africa