This module covers the sociology of urban development planning in Asia at local, regional and global scales. We will assess the livability of cities: which includes looking at social lifeworlds, poverty, and the environment. We will discuss rural-urban linkages and transitions, uneven spatial development, peri-urban development and transborder intercity networks. Additionally we will explore national experiences in East, Southeast Asia and South Asia. This course is designed as a gateway for professional careers in applied research for urban planning.