International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Deriving a Methodology to Evaluate Urban Areas on the Basis of Happiness Index - A Case Study in Urban Mobility of Kochi Corporation Area

Minu Augustine

Abstract: Happy city is a concept of a city where residents can experience joy, wellbeing and overall sense of happiness. Mental health problems are becoming more prevalent among urban residents every day. One of the reasons is that the city does not offer the facilities required for people to be happy. The study includes understanding the concept of happy city and analyzing the factors affecting the quality of life in an urban setup. The various case examples of cities such as Bhutan, and Finland were its citizens experience higher levels of happiness are studied in detail to identify the parameters. Also deriving a methodology for accessing urban areas on the basis of Happiness Index, with Kochi city as a case example. Finally, understanding the strategies for improving the quality of life in cities, for achieving the ideal happy city through improved urban infrastructure, much healthy community gathering spaces to enhance emotional bonding, better connectivity though efficient transport system, providing walk-able neighbourhood, geriatric-friendly and disabled-friendly infrastructure, services and amenities. Thus, planning for the society rather than the conventional planning method of orderly placement of elements of an urban area. Hence Happy city is the perfect city of the future.

Keywords: Happy city, Disabled-friendly, urban setup, Quality of life

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 1891 - 1895

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