This chapter is the result of a fascinating cultural, geographical, and pedagogical journey that has yielded numerous discoveries over four decades. A personally rewarding journey that has inquired about how individuals and societies create and sustain a habitat for themselves and future generations. A new phase of experiences and reflections evolved during a three-month journey in 1974 that crossed borders of many countries between Adelaide (Australia) and Cambridge (England). This multicultural journey discovered diverse ways of residence that co-existed, including the material, financial, social, and personal dimensions of housing in cities including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Chandigarh, Delhi, Isfahan, and Istanbul. The chapter argues and illustrates that members of professional and academic corporations, public authorities, private enterprises and community-led associations, should converge, collaborate and share their knowledge and practice skills and competences to respond to many societal challenges in a rapidly urbanizing world.