Planning research studio focuses on the understanding of transforming cities and urbanizing territories. In the studio, the basics of planning process are introduced to students in the case of selected sub-region setting. These basics include (I) understanding the administrative structure and spatial organization requirements of the settlements in the sub-region (II) analysing the selected sub-region based on its environment with geographical and topographical features and socio-economic structures at various spatial scales; (III) assembling and gathering all necessary data (land use, demography, transportation system, urban infrastructure etc.) into a form of analytical report for that region.