You can either get used to the inevitable or react appropriately, because all attempts to escape will always end the same – nothing. A great example of this is global warming, which is not only inevitable to some extent, but also irreversible, meaning that the chances of droughts, fires and floods will increase. Fortunately, some countries have started to plan ahead and a great example of this is the UN-Habitat program, under which the United Nations will design a floating city.
As part of the World Expo 2030 competition, a floating city is being built with the participation of specialists from the United Nations, Oceanix and the city of Busan
Busan Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea, ONZ-Habitat i OCEANIX have joined forces to build the world’s first prototype of a sustainable floating city. All this to stay ahead of physical threats, and even social ones, because with the continuous increase in the number of people, more and more people are being pushed to coastal cities. These regions, in turn, are notoriously prone to floods and hurricanes.
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Sustainable floating cities are part of our arsenal of climate adaptation strategies. Instead of fighting water, let’s learn to live in harmony with it. We look forward to developing nature-based solutions through the concept of a floating city, and Busan is the perfect choice for your prototype implementation
UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif said in a statement.
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Part of adapting to climate change is building cities that can withstand these threats and that can be replicated quickly around the world. As part of this project, the plan involves the development of a floating city from a series of hexagonal platforms on the surface of the water that rests on a floating limestone shell. It will repair itself when exposed to an electric current.
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It is a floating city that will be developed and implemented by the UN UN-Habitat program, OCEANIX, and the coastal city of Busan, the second largest city in South Korea. It will be completely self-sufficient, producing its own food and water, and in addition it will be resistant to all kinds of threats related to climate change, including Category 5 hurricanes.