This course examines contemporary urban development problems and policy responses in our rapidly urbanising world from critical political economy, postcolonial and decolonial approaches. It will study how urbanisation and urban experience are understood and shaped by State, Business, Politics, Civil Society, Ordinary citizens and what it means for understanding urban injustice. Themes and topics covered include, but not limited to, the understanding of the (social) production of unequal urban space, global circulations of urbanism, gentrification, displacement, dispossession, urban political ecology, commons and activism. Case studies are largely drawn from Asia, which provide opportunities for students to move beyond Eurocentric experiences and discourses dominant in urban studies.