This keynote paper examines the position of global south in world scenario and calls attention to the urgent need of a responsive architecture to counter the negativities and callousness that is seeping into the built developments due to rapid economic growth. It discusses the nature of a responsive self-practice & observations of a recent research on learning environments, with focus on environ-behavior studies. It discusses the dire need of vital enrichment of policy and practice. The paper makes a case for E-B studies by exposing new challenges, nascent fields and the need to fine tune application of local and traditional learning enriched through people's experience and feedback in the Asian context.