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Today, seven out of ten world’s largest cities are located in Asia. Nowhere else on earth can match the speed and the intensity of urbanization that we’re experiencing right now. According to researchers and world organizations, the developments of city building in Asia will set the tone for the development and the future of cities for the next millennium like how urbanization of the Western hemisphere influenced how the cities were planned and designed in the 20th century. We’re at a critical junction where the global sustainability is at stakes as well as our homes due to sea level rise and frequent natural disasters. However, the scale and the magnitude of complexity in Asian cities have long passed the situations in western cities.

AUDEX is an acknowledgement that we need to start building on our own knowledge and experiences that applies to Asian cities and, perhaps, we can steer the global urbanization in the right direction. We believe in a collective intelligence. Powered by the internet and the network of professionals and experts in Asia, we propose to start by making sharing your experience and knowledge easier.

We aim to assemble the most comprehensive list of urban development and policies in Asia. This database will be used as a platform to trigger constructive and relevant discussions between professionals, specialists, researchers and theorists. Join this collective effort to rethink and imagine a new urban paradigm relevant to the Asian cities of the 21st century and beyond. 

Make your experience and knowledge count!

How do you participate?

We tried to make it easier to share your experience and knowledge. There are three simple steps to make each entry valuable and insightful.


Fill out only seven essential questions about any urban development project or policy that you know. This will take only a few minutes to fill out. (Average 7 minutes to complete)


If you have worked or researched an urban development project or policy, fill this report. Its aim is to include in-depth information about an urban development project or policy. 


This evaluation should be based on your personal visit to a listed project or policy. This is a personal commentary which will be also tracking project’s status of its maintenance and operation, not to mention its impact to the neighboring area. 

Your contribution will be acknowledged and documented. This website is a completely crowd sourced and open to the public. Please use this website with respect and care.