The home range is a conceptual principle that primarily relies on its residents’ perception of their near environment rather than on its physical planning measurements. Zone levels that affect the home range stem from the socio-cultural needs and their relation to activity locations. They are associated both ways from an ‘in-out’ and an ‘out-in’ perception, as both perceptual directions affect each other’s outcome as reflected by residents’ satisfaction and well-being. The ‘in-out’ levels start from ‘my private space at home’, to ‘my territorial space inside the home’, to ‘my home boundaries’, to ‘my home environment’, and vice-versa for the ‘out-in’. It is in the nature of the Home Range concept, that each cultural setting should reflect local circumstances, aspirations and priorities. This symposium presents studies from Brazil, Egypt, UK and USA. It is a cross-cultural approach with the objectives of sharing interests, experiences and results among researchers and decision makers in the field of urban planning and housing design which should be useful in the promotion of more responsive and sustainable environments for residents’ well-being.