place theory

place the·o·ry

a theory of pitch perception that states that the region of the basilar membrane of the cochlea that is set into vibration depends on the frequency of the sound.
See also: resonance theory of hearing.
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For the purpose of this piece and in understanding and researching victimology, four theories have been developed: victim precipitation theory, the lifestyle theory, deviant place theory, and the routine activities theory.
To this end she applies to her data various 'classic' locational models, now available as standard within Geographical Information Systems: Central Place Theory, weighted Voronoi diagrams (Thiessen polygons) and the application of Rank-size analysis.
To test this assumption, a central place theory analysis was used.
Christianity, explains Rohr, began to place theory over practice.
These included central place theory (Christaller, 1933), spatial interaction theory (Reilly 1929, 1931), and the principle of minimum differentiation (Hotelling, 1929).
Present implications of Losch's work are then addressed in ten papers on economic flows in a Loschian urban system, continuous flow models, the stability of hexagonal tessellations, Losch and economic geography after 1990, central place theory after Christaller and Losch, technical progress and implicit dynamics of Loschian spatial demand, Loschian law of the N-n relationship, differentiation and fluctuation in the economies of regions, the impact of location and centrality on regional income, and nonprofits in a Loschian landscape.
Over half the book is taken up with explications of twentieth-century writers on cities, a lot on Kevin Lynch, maybe too little on Melvin Webber, but excellent on Central Place Theory.
Yet although a central place system did eventually develop in the Valley, Hofstra argues that central place theory does not explain how this landscape emerged, or how the town of Winchester eventually became so important, or why the town grew when it did.
This book appears to be aimed at the undergraduate level and for its analysis relies heavily on central place theory.
This section succeeds in getting a rent gradient (the price of land falls as we move away from the city) as well as a system of cities that looks something like Christaller's central place theory.
Murphy summarizes his work and that of others on the topic, first describing the characteristics of the downtown area, and concepts of city structure and central place theory.
9 Walter Christaller, 1893-1969, the author of Central Place theory as published in Central Places in Southern Germany in 1933 (in English 1966), see diagram p30, bottom left.