Saturday, February 21, 2009

Midterm 1- Week 2 Japzon and Gong's article

What is "central- place theory"?

The central-place theory is a location theory that explains the locations of services such as libraries.  The study found that the frequency of visits by people to libraries can be predicted by travel time and transport cost to the library.  So the idea is that the location has very long-term effects on the use of the libraries.  For example the closer the library is to the consumer the more likely they will frequently use it.  In choosing a location of a library this theory looks at the geographic range of the library market area and the characteristics of the people that live in that area to determine the best location of the library.  

This information can be found on page 448 of the Japzon and Gong article.  

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