I have to reconcile this difference, within the context of my thesis, between space and place. The dictionary is always a good place to start.
1 a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied : a table took up much of the space | we shall all be living together in a small space | he backed out of the parking space.
2 the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move : the work gives the sense of a journey in space and time.
1 a particular position or point in space : there were still some remote places in the world | the monastery was a peaceful place.
2 a portion of space occupied by someone : he was watching from his place across the room.
3 a position in a sequence, in particular
4 [in place names ] a square or a short street : our new restaurant is in Hilliard Place.