The p-regions problem involves the aggregation or clustering of n small areas into p spatially-contiguous regions while optimizing some criteria. The main objective of this paper is to explore possible avenues for formulating this problem as a mixed integer programming problem (MIP). The critical issue in formulating this problem is to ensure that each region is a spatially contiguous cluster of small areas. We introduce three MIP models for solving the p-regions problem. Each model minimizes the sum of dissimilarities between all pairs of areas within each region while guaranteeing contiguity. Three strategies designed to ensure contiguity are presented: 1) an adaptation of Miller, Tucker, and Zemlin tour-breaking constraints developed for the traveling salesman problem; 2) the use of ordered-area assignment variables based upon an extension of an approach of Cova and Church for the geographical site design problem; and 3) the use of ow constraints based upon an extension of Shirabe. We test the efficacy of each formulation as well as specify a strategy to reduce overall problem size.
The dropout rate among Spanish university students is very high compared to the European mean, creating a pressing need for the introduction of policies and programmes aimed at increasing rates of persistence.
Propuesta metodologica para la desagregación espacio-temporal de los indicadores de demografía empresarial
A review of regional science applications of satellite remote sensing in urban settings
Python library with spatially constrained clustering algorithms
Interactive tool for visualizing the interindustry dynamics in Colombian economy.
Interactive tool for visualizing the spatial distribution of economic impacts in Colombian metropolitan areas.
RiSE-group was invited to the workshop "The Role of Cities In Creating Improved Economic Opportunities" in the UN-Habitat Governing Council... here are some pictures of the event, Link
The student of the Master in Economics from the University EAFIT, Oswaldo Zapata, was one of the awarded students by the Government of Antioquia
The thesis of economics student, Miguel Norena, has been published in the book Defining the Regional Spatial Scale in Modern Analysis.