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About UrbanUp

Urbanup is a full-spectrum, novel grass root initiative based on the idea of developing low-cost housing for the underprivileged. It is an innovative program that aims to build a self reliant and sustainable society.

The driving force behind the programme is Mihir Menda, an engineering undergraduate at Columbia University. Through this initiative, he aspires to create a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable families and communities; by providing them a dignified life and sustainable houses with access to better and healthier environment.


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The Concept

Social Housing
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  • Empowering economically weaker sections to own a home

  • Creating a continual cycle of progress and growth

Funding
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  • Project shall primarily be funded through Impact investing.

  • Total 126 units: Pilot phase shall be of 30 homes and the subsequent two phases will be of 48 homes each.

  • The total capex for all the three phases would be from the impact investors

Sustainability
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  • Savings in energy and water consumption can offset the investment cost in just three years

  • The project will serve as a model for sustainable development

  • Green building principles will be incorporated into the process, materials, construction techniques and maintenance procedures

  • Sustainable growth is sought to be achieved by relying on alternate sources like crowd funding

  • UrbanUp will become a model community within Bengaluru, with exemplary water, energy and waste management

Social Housing
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  • Empowering economically weaker sections to own a home

  • Creating a continual cycle of progress and growth

Funding
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  • Project shall primarily be funded through Impact investing.

  • Total 126 units. Pilot phase shall be of 30 homes and the subsequent two phases will be 48 and 48 homes each.

  • The total capex for all the three phases would be from the impact investors

Sustainability
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  • Savings in energy and water consumption can offset the investment cost in just three years

  • The project will serve as a model for sustainable development

  • Green building principles will be incorporated into the process, materials, construction techniques and maintenance procedures

  • Sustainable growth is sought to be achieved by relying on alternate sources like crowd funding

  • Urbanup will become a model community within Bengaluru, with exemplary water, energy and waste management

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Founder

The driving force behind the programme is Mihir Menda, an engineering undergraduate at Columbia University. Through this initiative , he aspires to create a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable families and communities; by providing them a dignified life and sustainable houses with access to better and healthier environment.

Milestone

Affordable Housing - Let's create a better world

Affordable housing is the most basic necessity for fulfilling a decent way of life. However, there are numerous hurdles in the way of creating sustainable housing. To address this glaring issue UrbanUp has developed an ethical model, which would cater to present generation's housing problems and also serve to their future needs.