Equitable multi objective model for public facility location using RLTP technique

Document Type : Research Paper


School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


In the present research, a multi-objective model is proposed, which considers equity among the citizens in addition to the cost criterion. Then, the model will be solved using Reservation Level Tchebycheff Procedure (RLTP), which is one of the interactive multi-objective decision-making techniques. Subsequently, the obtained results will be compared with those of the single-objective models to determine the effect of considering and not considering the equity criterion on public facilities location. Results of the present study show that the basic models of public facilities location do not consider the equity criterion; thus, in order to protect citizens’ rights, it is necessary for decision-makers of the urban management and planning to consider the objective of equity, along with other objectives of the project, as a multi-objective model in public facilities location problems. The proposed multi-objective model has also desirable and acceptable performance, which can be used in the public facilities location problems.


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Volume 11, Issue 2
April 2018
Pages 101-113
  • Receive Date: 29 October 2017
  • Revise Date: 02 January 2018
  • Accept Date: 05 January 2018
  • First Publish Date: 09 October 2018