Please note that this NURSS Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom at the normal time [7 April 2022 (Thu), 11:00 a.m. HKT]
Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Equality in location and allocation of public services is a major issue in public policy and planning, and increasingly so in China that has begun the shift from a paradigm of efficiency to equality in development policy. This talk provides an overview of recent literature on location and allocation models with an objective of equality. One cluster of research follows the recent formulation of an optimization problem that emphasizes equal accessibility, termed “Maximal Accessibility Equality Problem (MAEP)”. Case studies in planning hospitals and emergency medical services (EMS) in China are presented to illustrate the applications of MAEP.
About the Speaker
Fahui Wang is Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Cyril & Tutta Vetter Alumni Professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University. He earned the B.S. in geography from Peking University, China (1988), and M.A. in economics (1993) and PhD in city and regional planning (1995) from the Ohio State University. He was a recipient of the LSU Rainmaker Award for outstanding research, scholarship and creative activity (2015) and the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award (2018). His research interests include GIS applications in human geography (urban, economic, transportation), city and regional planning, and public policy (crime and health). According to Scopus with data freeze as of May 6, 2020, he is among the top 1% most-cited researchers in Geography (precisely, 159th in 27,592) in the world.
Warm Tips: Two recent papers (one in Chinese and another in English) are recommended by Prof. Wang for your readings prior to this seminar. Please feel free to download the files through this link: NURSS Seminar material_7 April. Thank you.
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