chapter  1
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Introduction

Space, place and territory are concepts that lie at the core of disciplines such as geography and urban studies. Despite or perhaps because of this, such concepts are both polysemic and polemic. However, although space, place and territory are indeed polysemic and polemic, they have par ticular characteristics that distinguish them from each other, making them unique. They are interdependent concepts, but not interchange - able. They share the same conceptual substratum, but the differences between them explain how we simultaneously perceive, conceive and relate with multiple spatialities. Therefore, the conceptual and metho - dological approach proposed in this book aims to maintain the balance between a common conceptual core and the uniqueness of each term.