THE study of Urban Geography is yet in its infancy, and no generally accepted classification of towns has yet been put forward. There is something very interesting about an attempt to ascertain the essential features of what must, in the future, become a very notable and wellcultivated branch of geography. What are the essentials in this study? No answer that it is at all complete can yet be made. But the obvious procedure is to study a number of fairly typical settlements-in as great a variety of environments as possible-and then decide what are the most notable features that have come to light in such a catholic study.