Central Place Theory is summarized.

What are the core assumptions of central place theory? What are the competing lines of thought in determining where urban centers emerge and why?

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...istaller's & Loesch's. They make the same assumptions but come to different conclusions.

Christaller's approach to Central Place Theory is characterized by its emphasis on market principles:

- the profits of the producers of a given good should be maximized

- this is accomplished when the number of central places (and therefore producers) is kept to a minimum.

Christaller suggests that it is the range of the good produced (remember: range here means the maximum distance in which a good can be ...