Dynamics of Property Location: Value and the Factors which Drive the Location of Shops, Offices and Other Land Uses

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Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Architecture - 174 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Location and politics
8
The importance of technology
19
The importance of value
29
A little theory
50
Hierarchy
61
The desire to cluster
80
The desire to disperse
92
Office location
104
Industrial location
124
People and houses
137
Home shopping and the Internet
152
Bibliography
161
Index
168
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