Building a New India of the 21st Century
HappiCities aspires to be a model microcity that is sustainable, efficient, smart-by-default, future ready, beautiful and clean that solves most problems faced by urban and rural Indians
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HappiCities of a New India in the 21st Century

Based on the pace and direction that India’s urban development story has been unfolding over the past decades it is estimated that 800 million out of 1.7 billion Indians will live in cities by 2050. What’s more, more than 300 million private motor vehicles will ply on Indian roads, commute times will double, more than 12 million hectares of agricultural land will be urbanized and every major mega city will face water crisis. Continuing business as usual is simply not an option any more. While the roots of our everyday dysfunctions are many, HappiCities presents a scalable solution to address the root causes of these systemic issues.

Let’s take a moment to consider the everyday problems faced by Indians that we have all come to take for granted:

  1. Inability to accommodate evolving technologies and lifestyles.
  2. Pollution of the air and a decrease in the quality of life.
  3. Speculation driven land and housing prices.
  4. An excessive migrant population into urban land and isolation of rural citizens.
  5. Obsolete and failed infrastructure.
  6. Pedestrian and cyclist unfriendly roads.
  7. Water shortage and crisis.
  8. Unruly traffic.
  9. Hour long commutes.
It’s time we stopped putting up with these seemingly “unsolvable” problems. Happcities brings together the core urban design principles focussed on healthy, sustainable, efficient and most importantly, a happier life.

What makes a Happicity?

Instead of growing megacities beyond their capacity, HappiCities Labs aims to design and build a cluster of distributed and connected fixed size Microcities that will bring the benefits of a high-value economy based urbanisation closer to rural habitats. This will spur a symbiotic economy between them. A fixed size and limited population ensures a sustainable and sufficient supply and availability of energy, food and water. Cluster of small sized self-sufficient Microcities built on Transit Oriented Development Model reduces our fuel consumption and pollution by removing the dependency on motor vehicles for transport and encouraging walk-to-work.

  • Sustainable & healthy living
  • Safety and security
  • Efficiency in mobility
  • Affordability
  • Customer obsessed service and local self-governance

What makes a Happicity?

Sustainable Development Goals 2030 And The New Urban Agenda

HappiCities commits to adopt the New Urban Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 by designing and building sustainable MicroCities through partnerships that brings economic, social and cultural prosperity to the rural and urban citizens.

Environmental consciousness by design

HappiCities Labs pledges to fulfill its environment protection responsibility by planting trees along the roads & around buildings, getting all buildings and the city certified by IGBC, generating green solar energy wherever possible, reduce dependency on motor vehicle for daily commute, net-zero discharge by reuse and recycle of water and waste, and planting a dense forest around the entire Microcity.

Environmental consciousness by design

Economies of HappiCities

A tech city would host the high end tech companies and startups of this day and the future such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, etc. A tech city would host the high end tech companies and startups of this day and the future such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, etc.

BFI cities would host banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions like stock markets, SEBI, RBI and fin-tech, blockchain & cryptocurrency related startups.

This city shall be designed like a big university that hosts colleges from all sectors like engineering, medicine, science, business, biotech etc.

This city shall host the film studios, people of the film industry, musicians etc and popular figures from this industry. The city will be vibrant and be designed keeping the artistic values of the city in mind.

Technology city

A Hi-tech city would host the high end tech companies and startups such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, etc and other startups researching and developing next generation cutting-edge technologies like IOT, AI and ML.

Finance city

BFI cities would host banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions like stock markets, SEBI, RBI and fin-tech, blockchain & cryptocurrency related startups.

Education city

This city shall be designed like a big university that hosts colleges from all sectors like engineering, medicine, science, business, biotech etc.

Art & Entertainment city

This city shall host the film studios, people of the film industry, musicians etc and popular figures from this industry. The city will be vibrant and be designed keeping the artistic values of the city in mind.

Beyond smart cities

A fulfilling life is of top priority for our HappiCitizens as measured by the Happiness Index. We address the root causes of unhappy urban lives in existing cities and provide sustainable long term solutions in HappiCities. While “smart cities” dabble in temporary and unsustainable workarounds to solve problems, technology in HappiCities is not treated as an ends, but as a means to achieve Happiness. We create a repeatable model and framework for a happy urban life.

Smart Technology can only be a means and not an end to achieve Happiness.

The road ahead

STEP 1
2019
Raise funds for HappiCities Labs and build a core team of subject matter experts
STEP 2
2020
Research and design a model for Happicity and evangelize the concept to state government heads
STEP 3
2022
Conduct geographical survey, GIS , create Detailed Project Report and raise funds for Happicities
STEP 4
2027
Build phase 1 of Happicity and onboard beta customers
STEP 5
2032
Build remaining Phases in staged pipeline and achieve full occupancy
2019
STEP 1
Raise funds for HappiCities Labs and build a core team of subject matter experts
2020
STEP 2
Research and design a model for Happicity and evangelize the concept to state government heads
2022
STEP 3
Conduct geographical survey, GIS , create Detailed Project Report and raise funds for Happicities
2027
STEP 4
Build phase 1 of Happicity and onboard beta customers
2032
STEP 5
Build remaining Phases in staged pipeline and achieve full occupancy
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Events & Press Release

HappiCities Labs attends Municipalika 2018

Mumbai, BEC

19th-21th Sept

Visit the stall of HappiCities in Smart City Exo 2018

Jaipur, JECC

26th-28th Sept

Project HappiCities visits SmartUrbanation Conclave

Hyderabad Hitex

24th-25th March

Blog

Project HappiCities Partner Meet 2019
AMA with Founder of HappiCities in Facebook Live/Twitter/Reddit
Project HappiCities visits SmartUrbanation Conclave