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Johann-Heinrich von Thünen, Balancing Land-Use Allocation with Transport Cost. CSISS Classics

  • Author(s): Crosier, Scott
  • Editor(s): Janelle, Donald
  • et al.
Abstract

In 1826, Johann-Heinrich von Thünen published Der isolierte Staat ("The Isolated State") that included one of the first general models to describe the land use practices radiating out from a central market location in response to transport costs.  His approach became a foundation for research in regional economic geography and optimiztion modeling for understanding and predicting both agricultural and urban land-use change.

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