posted by Hi .
what role did the geography of europe play in the development of and ways of life in these towns?
I already answered this. What does your text book say? I'll be glad to comment and add to your answer if you post it.
Ancient towns were busy trading centers. But after the fall of the roman empire in the west, trade with the east suffered, and town life declined. In the early middle ages, most people in western europe lived in scattered communities in the countryside.
Is this right?
You didn't answer the question about the role of geography in these towns.