SIMPLE STEPS TO BUILD A BETTER LIFE
Urban living, while it gives the security of having the luxury of good infrastructure, excellent job opportunities, access to services, international level education and health care, there is also the flip side to it where one experiences the associated stress of city life and the disconnect one feels from society. In the rat race to success, it is essential to remember that there is a lot more to building a better life than just the pursuit of material riches. However, there are developers who are addressing the adverse issues of urbanization and working towards improving quality of life and working with concepts such as mixed-used, integrated developments and smart cities.
The human connect: Human beings being gregarious in nature, it’s very important to make time for family and friends. Whether it’s going to the park or a movie, relaxing at the clubhouse, playing games with your kids, or just grabbing a coffee with friends, this time out can work wonders for stress levels. Projects like Palava City, Upper Thane understand this intrinsic need for a sense of community and therefore build projects with amenities and spaces where people can forge new friendships and families can spend time together.
A touch of green: There is nothing that soothes the senses more than experiencing the beauty of nature. Developers like The Lodha Group have taken into consideration this need for green open spaces and have ensured that 30-40% % of space in all their projects is reserved for green open spaces. This is evident in their projects like Palava, Upper Thane, Amara and Splendora who have dedicated green and open spaces.
Focus on health: How many times has one heard the adage ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’? Yet, most people tend to take their health for granted and often skip even moderate exercise. The Lodha Group works towards providing amenities like a swimming pool, gymnasium, garden spaces for walking, multi-purpose courts for sports, yoga and meditation halls amongst others. It is about providing the right facilities to provide opportunities to not just elevate your lifestyle but to elevate your health.
Reduce stress: Easier said than done, but stress in our lives is the silent killer. What’s important here is to identify and slowly eliminate the stress elements in our lives. For instance, when you rent a home, it comes with the issues of constantly relocating once your term is up, this becomes more stressful if you have children and have to think of changing their schools as well. Instead, consider investing in homes where one not only gets the opportunity to put down roots but also receives a sense of permanence along with it. The Lodha Group has created projects with homes that can suit the requirements across various price points be it Palava or The World Towers.
Walkability: Another aspect which adds to our stress is increasing urbanization and poor transport infrastructure. On an individual level, it translates into worsening quality of life and long trav vel time. Taking this into consideration, Lodha Group p has planned integrated developments like Palava, New Cuffe Parade and Upper Thane which are inspired from models in developed economies like Singapore where homes, education centers, recreation facilities, everyday convenience stores, etc. are all co-located. The concept of walkability improves the overall lifestyle for all by adopting the 5/10/15 structure where every day needs are to be located at a 5 to 15 minutes walking distance and 80% of daily trips of an individual can be met through walking or bicycling.
It’s not just about building a better life; it’s about building a better you!
New Cuffe Parade Palava