Urbanization, as a form of state-led social reorganization, has recently emerged as the primary means for governing Tibetans in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), extending the developmentalist program initiated under the Develop the West agenda at the start of the 21stcentury. Within the context of plans to drive up urbanization rates across the country, Tibetans and Tibetan regions have been specifically targeted for intensified investment in urbanization. Much of these efforts are aimed at exerting greater social control over this restive region, typically involving some degree of cultural and linguistic assimilation. However, not all Tibetans are equally effected by this new regime of urbanizing governance. This presentation will adopt the standpoint of Tibetans that speak minoritized languages: the quarter of a million Tibetans in the PRC who speak one of approximately 30 languages that are not formally recognized by the state. This standpoint will enable me to explore the uneven impacts of urbanization on Tibetans in the PRC. I argue that this standpoint enables us to see elements of lateral violence between Tibetans that are deployed by the state in its efforts to control Tibetans via urbanization. This reveals the extent to which governance of Tibet through urbanization entails counter-intuitive and non-obvious harms; particularly as a result of how state-sponsored and state-tolerated promotion of Tibetan identity and language differently impacts certain types of Tibetans.