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Architecture, Civil Engineering, Surveying
Abstract Methods for determining the optimum location site for the educational plant have traditionally classified the school as unifunctional in its production activities. Rising pressures of competition for land in urban areas suggest the need for novel approaches to planning public land use for fostering higher levels of living desirability of the urban environment. National concern about the less than optimum use of social investments in educational plants can be juxtaposed to the urban land use problem. Empirical investigations in both economic and noneconomic disciplines are drawn upon to provide a broader concept of the urban school location problem. The multifunctional production potential of the school facility can raise the expected rate of social and economic returns on a necessary social investment. Thus, the school site decision is integrated with the more general problem of urban planning.
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