Analyze the significance of human activity in shaping places and regions by their settlement characteristics.
The Human Characteristics of Places and Regions
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Description of current and past settlement patterns at the international scale (e.g., global cities)
Use of models of the internal structure of cities (e.g., concentric zone, sector, multiple nuclei)
Forces that have reshaped settlement patterns (e.g., commuter railroads, urban freeways, the development of megalopoli and edge cities)