Well planned open spaces can become the healthy lungs of any city, with the potential of so much more. Open space solutions, with a focus on rights of democratic access, opportunity, facilities and amenities are keystones for their being engaging and vibrant. By drawing people outdoors they can create greater social homogeneity, dispel cultural and economic divide between a city's residents while keeping them healthy. In order to be truly sustainable, their spaces must be planned so as to be multi-tasked among a divergent group of citizen's needs. This will ensure that they become socially vibrant and economically efficient.

The ensuing work by Metro Valley represents a researched based planning model focussed on creating social, environmental, economic and cultural relevance to deliver more fulfillment per capita from less consumption per head.


Key Questions

How to use open spaces for creating economic opportunities for all the city residents?

How can open spaces foster a healthy and active life style while reducing per capita cost of living?

How to draw people outdoors and engage them with socially inclusive opportunities?

How can open spaces be engaged in solving water problem and creating zero waste city solutions?

How increasing bio-diversity can help in regenerative solutions through healthy native landscapes?

How can open spaces enhance possibilities to foster human talent?

How open spaces can be used to integrate the economies of satellite villages into the city?

How to use open spaces to create healthy and sustainable last mile connectivity?


Focus Areas

  • Open Space Network
  • Increase Social Venues
  • Socially inclusive solutions
  • Sense of Security
  • What is Connectivity
  • Integrated Mobility
  • Equitable Access
  • Pedestrian friendly streets
  • Defining Enabling Infrastructure
  • Employability & Job creation
  • Activating Multimodal Hubs
  • Waste Water Management
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Storm Water & Surface Drainage
  • Recycle, Reuse of resources
  • Regenerative Landscaping
  • Urban Plantation
  • Street Furniture
  • Redefining urban streets
  • Equitable street typologies
  • Solutions for universal access
Metrovalley SEZ
has been selected
as a significant project by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab for support and transfer of best building technologies and practices...
Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory
Berkeley, California





INCREASED BIODIVESITY Several factors can help increase biodiversity of the area and having contiguous open space corridors contribute towards free movement of various insects, birds and animals.


INCREASED SOCIAL VENUES The development of socio-cultural hubs along with robust open spaces will transform Gurgaon from a mono-centric shopping culture to more outdoor multi centres public space culture.