The overall aim of this book is to set forth debate on alternative practices for land use management in urban development and public infrastructure projects in Asia. Land use laws are the most powerful tools that governments have to implement public projects with large social and economic gains. While there are numerous books that have examined specific methods of land assembly for development and financing of public infrastructure, there is a gap in the literature on a comprehensive treatise that looks at the whole range of methods from their institutional context, suitability for purpose, and equity considerations. It is hoped that this volume will go some way toward filling that gap by presenting the basis and approaches for land use management that have been used in Asia, and suggesting key principles and components of equitable land use management practices for development and financing of infrastructure. It may be emphasized here that this volume does not examine the expropriation or confiscation of inherited and private property for land reform or other social transformative purposes, which while important, are out of scope of this book.