The Pukika Experiment consists of building from scratch a self-sufficient city for 3 million people. By the year 2100, we'll need to build urban housing for 4.5 billion people, and now we're just extending cities following a broken urban system designed for cars, and following an economic model that hasn't solved the inequalities problem. Pukika incorporates all SDGs and the vision from the NUA, in a model that is replicable in different ecosystems and social contexts. We're conducting applied research to develop the models of a self-sufficient city in different areas. For instance, Fractal Urbanism incorporates in its "DNA" algorithms that determine the types and quantities of public spaces and facilities that must be built at different scales for a given population.
It's economic model is based on cradle-to-cradle manufacturing and circular & sharing economy, as well as a multi-dimensional monetary system (block-chain tech to create local currencies). This model shifts the goal from economic growth to ecosystem equilibrium, creating a structural mechanism to prevent gender and income inequality. Self-sufficiency also means that once the city starts growing, no more cash injections are needed to support the local economy.
At the moment, we are looking for more research partners and funders.