VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) and Amaravati Planning Design Research Institute (APDRI) entered into nine Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with seven global urban innovation organisations to collaborate in the development of long-term urban developmental strategies to make Amaravati a happy city.

The APCRDA also launched a new initiative called Happy Cities Forum to take forward the deliberations held at the summit.

On Thursday, the second day of the Happy Cities Summit-2019, the APCRDA officials signed pacts with organisations such as 100 Resilience Cities (100 RC), National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), New Cities Foundation, Women in Cities International (WICI), Civic Lab, and Charles Montgomery’s Happy City Institute. The MoUs will facilitate the development of a happiness framework for the residential spaces in Amaravati, knowledge partnership with the organisations to prepare resilience strategy, gender inclusivity plans and ecomobility solutions in Amaravati.