Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science
Johann-Heinrich von Thünen, Balancing Land-Use Allocation with Transport Cost. CSISS Classics
- Author(s): Crosier, Scott
- Editor(s): Janelle, Donald
- et al.
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.