Test Your Siting Savvy
b) next door to the McDonald's
c) in the northern part of town, where lots of home construction is under way.
2. Grungeville County has seen a
large increase in its population, and county council members now
have plans to build a new grade school to serve children
throughout the county. Where should this central grade school be
built so that the sum of student travel to the school from the
various towns is as small as possible?
3. In the process of devising a
scheme for a new planned community in Paradise, Florida, county
council members must decide where to locate the community's
ambulances. To assure the quickest and most efficient emergency
response time, ambulance units would best be housed:
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Sue De Pasquale is the magazine's editor.
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