- General terms and concepts
- Centrality research: Description of central place systems
- Steering impact of central place concepts
The term ‘central place’ was coined by Christaller as part of his central place theory. He defines central places as location clusters of goods (goods and services) that are characteristic for central places (descriptive term). In spatial planning practice, the municipality, as the addressee of the legal norm allocating the central place function, is mostly equated with the central place (normative term).