A new article by Hannes Taubenboeck and colleagues was just published “Seven city types representing morphologic configurations of cities across the globe”. They performed an empirical analysis of morphological-spatial configurations of urban landscapes across the globe. Applied a Local Climate Zones scheme to quantitatively describe morphologic variances within cities in order to detect seven city types that capture the global diversity of spatial urban configurations. Read more about it here:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275120301347?via%3Dihub