What are the core assumptions of central place theory? What are the competing lines of thought in determining where urban centers emerge and why?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 4:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
Central Place Theory is a body of work that seeks to explain why centers of trade emerge where they do. In order to address this question, theorists assume:
(a) the landscape is a flat plain
(b) an even distribution of population and purchasing power
(c) a uniform transportation network
(d) goods are always purchased from a central place
(e) a constant range - that is, the maximum distance within which a good can be sold - for each good.
There are two main approaches to Central Place Theory: ...
Central Place Theory and centers of trade are correlated.