The world will experience a doubling urban population in the next 30 to 40 years. Neighbourhoods are basic urban modules that largely determine the condition urban systems. This document presents guiding principles and exemplary urban growth modules: IDEAN are 33 core principles for the development of sustainable and resilient neighbourhoods. Ideal Sectors are the exemplary modules that have been elaborated within the context of India‘s emerging cities. We hope that these will inspire urban professionals, communities, and politicians who are facing the urban challenges that lie ahead.