Built Environment :

Place Types - Outline List

A Historical / Geographical / Morphological Discussion

Places: a classification of definable areas that have a "feel" or an identity

Further discussion and more examples are on the linked webpages.

Rural Places

Urban Places

Urban and Sub-Urban Neighborhoods

The original American neighborhood was a part of the city, closely enmeshed with it within walking distance of the downtown. The American Suburb arose in the mid-nineteenth century as an adjunct to the traditional American city, made possible and practical by public transportation and unhindered land.