Land Use

  • Tönu Puu
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


There are two basically different ways of dealing with the spatially extended economy. We can ask the question: “Where should a certain activity be located?”; or we can ask: “Which activity should be chosen at a certain location?” Location theory deals with the first question, land use theory with the second. Both, of course, address the principles underlying the spatial layout of an economy.


Singular Point Saddle Point Transportation Cost Commodity Price Market Area 
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Further Reading

  1. H. von Thünen (1826), Der isolierte Staat in Beziehung auf Landwirtschaft und Nationalökonomie, Perthes, Hamburg.Google Scholar
  2. M. J. Beckmann, (1968), Location Theory,Random House.Google Scholar
  3. P. A. Samuelson (1947), Foundations of Economic Analysis,Harvard University PressGoogle Scholar
  4. M. J. Beckmann and T. Puu (1985), Spatial Economics,North-Holland. M. J. Beckmann and T. Puu (1990), Spatial Structures,Springer-Verlag.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tönu Puu
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden

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