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Central places in a square


  • Dimitrios S. Dendrinos

    (School of Architecture and Urban Design, The University of Kansas, 317 Marvin Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-2250, USA)


Revisiting Hotelling and Central Place Theory in a bounded square surface seems to still be quite insightful and productive. In this short note, it is shown that agglomeration at the center occurs under market conditions involving duopolistic competition, as expected. In an optimum framework, a hierarchy of centers emerges in a number of ways qualitatively different from the classical Central Place Theory structure. Superimposed on this hierarchy of central places an optimum road system takes shape with certain interesting features in it.

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  • Dimitrios S. Dendrinos, 1995. "Central places in a square," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 29(3), pages 335-343.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:29:y:1995:i:3:p:335-343
    Note: Received: November 1994 / Accepted: March 1995

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