From 22nd to 24th January 2014, will be held the international conference “At the Frontiers of Urban Space. Small towns of the world” at the University of Avignon. Organized by the laboratory ESPACE, this conference aims to compare the different issues concerning the least studied part of the urban hierarchy. It will also address the question of limits and definitions that are supposed to set the opposition between urban and rural, as well as between urban and metropolitan. Process of emergence, growth, economic and social role, territorial integration, governance : this meeting provides an opportunity for researchers and professionals from different backgrounds to take stock on a topical issue that arises all around the world.
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