© 2001 – Taylor & Francis
Why is property located where it is and how has this process changed in recent years? A number of factors such as social change and technological development, have affected location and these are considered. Value, the way changing patterns are measured, is examined and there is a discussion of rent contours. The book considers location in the retail industry, looking at the theory, hierarchy, clustering and dispersal. The move to out of town sites, with its three waves of decentralisation, is described. Central place theory, dating from the 1930s, is discounted as being obsolete and misleading. Finally the book covers offices, industrial and residential property.
1. Introduction 2. Location and Politics 3. The Importance of Technology 4. The Importance of Value 5. A Little Theory 6. Hierarchy 7. The Desire to Cluster 8. The Desire to Dispense 9. Office Location 10. Industrial Location 11. People and Houses 12. Home Shopping and the Internet