Increasing population and urbanisation requires intelligent approaches to creating economically, socially and environmentally sustainable cities. Unlike today’s cities, they would certainly incorporate more use of technologies to make life more efficient. This study would aim to assess the impact of the developing cities in future. Apart from highly advanced infrastructure and evolved residential experience, this study would also examine the relationship between communities and livelihood of people within this fabric. The basic things that residents of Indore need are as simple as shorter commutes, more public spaces, and affordable housing. Elaborating the smart city concept and its potentials for solving complex urban challenges, would Smartifying the city get in the way of these basic needs, or helping to solve this fundamental problem of cities? Can we also ensure that smart city technologies will be future proof in this context? The research would then proceed with three parts each has a certain purpose as follows: 1. To bridge definition gaps of the “Smart City” and “Happy Cities.” 2. To understand the engagement between the physical structure and social fabric in it. 3. How would the urban design strategies help smart cities be able to afford to maintain themselves in the long run? An inductive study of the relationship between proposed potential theories of smart cities and the existing, in which people are currently living has been done. Reviewing the big data from the smart cities practitioner’s, sustainability experts, and experiences of the people currently living in it have strengthened the hypotheses structure of the dissertation. Through this, the study could provide a comparative case analysis of their roles in the scenario.