MULTIOBJECTIVE DESIGN OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WITH APPLICATION TO THE SAN TIBURCIO REGION, ZACATECAS, MEXICO

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Title:
MULTIOBJECTIVE DESIGN OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WITH APPLICATION TO THE SAN TIBURCIO REGION, ZACATECAS, MEXICO
Author:
Armijo Tamez, Jesus Roberto
Issue Date:
1981
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The formulation of land-use programs fostering the social development of a community is the basic aim of the present work. The San Tiburcio region, located in northern Mexico, provides the background for the design of specific programs as well as a vehicle to present and illustrate the proposed procedure. The advocated program design procedure is made up of four distinct stages; value structuring, project screening, program delineation, and program selection. At each stage a specific technique is proposed in order to achieve the particular output sought. The value structuring phase strives to achieve a characterization of the objective structure, as advocated by a group, and the identification of objective measures useful in the decision making stage. Q-analysis is used to study the structure of the objectives as implied by a given relation among these objectives. The objective structure for the San Tiburcio region is assessed and studied in the context of the proposed value structuring activities. Based upon previous research, a set of land-use projects is formulated by a multidisciplinary team and submitted as potential candidates to integrate a program for the San Tiburcio region. Related to this set of land-use projects is another set of infrastructural and industrial projects proposed by various governmental agencies. A mixed-integer linear multiobjective programming (MILMOP) model is used to handle the determination of specific program profiles. Due to computational and data limitations, a prior screening of alternatives is undertaken, using a knapsack-type model. By considering several types of objectives and levels of resources, a classification of projects is achieved. Two plausible screening criteria are developed to deal with the San Tiburcio problem. The set of screened projects is used as the starting basis of the program delineation stage. A series of program profiles is generated by obtaining various half-compromise solutions of the MILMOP model. Each half-compromise solution is obtained when a particular set of weights is used for the various objective functions. The selection of a given program is undertaken within the context of a multiattribute decision problem. To this end, a technique based on polyhedral dynamics is developed and used to produce a ranking of programs. A series of sensitivity runs are conducted to conclude that only two programs of the five considered are ranked consistently higher than the rest.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Land use -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Planning.; Land use, Rural -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Planning.; Rural development -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State); San Tiburcio Watershed.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Systems and Industrial Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bulfin, Robert

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMULTIOBJECTIVE DESIGN OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WITH APPLICATION TO THE SAN TIBURCIO REGION, ZACATECAS, MEXICOen_US
dc.creatorArmijo Tamez, Jesus Robertoen_US
dc.contributor.authorArmijo Tamez, Jesus Robertoen_US
dc.date.issued1981en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe formulation of land-use programs fostering the social development of a community is the basic aim of the present work. The San Tiburcio region, located in northern Mexico, provides the background for the design of specific programs as well as a vehicle to present and illustrate the proposed procedure. The advocated program design procedure is made up of four distinct stages; value structuring, project screening, program delineation, and program selection. At each stage a specific technique is proposed in order to achieve the particular output sought. The value structuring phase strives to achieve a characterization of the objective structure, as advocated by a group, and the identification of objective measures useful in the decision making stage. Q-analysis is used to study the structure of the objectives as implied by a given relation among these objectives. The objective structure for the San Tiburcio region is assessed and studied in the context of the proposed value structuring activities. Based upon previous research, a set of land-use projects is formulated by a multidisciplinary team and submitted as potential candidates to integrate a program for the San Tiburcio region. Related to this set of land-use projects is another set of infrastructural and industrial projects proposed by various governmental agencies. A mixed-integer linear multiobjective programming (MILMOP) model is used to handle the determination of specific program profiles. Due to computational and data limitations, a prior screening of alternatives is undertaken, using a knapsack-type model. By considering several types of objectives and levels of resources, a classification of projects is achieved. Two plausible screening criteria are developed to deal with the San Tiburcio problem. The set of screened projects is used as the starting basis of the program delineation stage. A series of program profiles is generated by obtaining various half-compromise solutions of the MILMOP model. Each half-compromise solution is obtained when a particular set of weights is used for the various objective functions. The selection of a given program is undertaken within the context of a multiattribute decision problem. To this end, a technique based on polyhedral dynamics is developed and used to produce a ranking of programs. A series of sensitivity runs are conducted to conclude that only two programs of the five considered are ranked consistently higher than the rest.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLand use -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Planning.en_US
dc.subjectLand use, Rural -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Planning.en_US
dc.subjectRural development -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State)en_US
dc.subjectSan Tiburcio Watershed.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSystems and Industrial Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBulfin, Roberten_US
dc.identifier.proquest8115071en_US
dc.identifier.oclc7801385en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b13538251en_US
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