Town Planning Review

Territory as a way to move on from the aporia of soft/hard space

Town Planning Review (2018), 89, (1), 43–60.

Abstract

The term ‘territory’ is today widely used. The academic literature on spatial planning often presents the notion of territory via definitions that restrict it to legal spaces unsuited to the need to adjust spatial planning and development action to the real modes of functioning of spaces in the context of globalisation. As a result, certain authors chose a different approach to space, by way of the notion of soft/hard spaces. This paper sets out to propose an alternative viewpoint to this dichotomy by returning to an academic issue, which aimed to define the notion of territory in geography.

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Santamaria, Frédéric

Elissalde, Bernard