The topic of conflicts in space use is broad and diverse. Since my time is limited, I will make some general points about space and its organization relating these to the theme of this meeting-conflicts in space use. Each point will be made briefly, almost in shorthand form. Additional readings (rather than references) are listed and will provide a fuller development. These readings are limited to a few of my own publications in which can be found the specific references and evidence for the state ments made. My intention, thus, is to give an outline of an approach to an analysis of conflicts in space which is ap plicable to any situation - from preliterate dwellings to contemporary cities and is also useful for comparative and cross-cultural studies.