The Anatomy of Floating Cities

 floating cities  green living  architecture
Published by Lior Zitzman

A floating marine city might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but these innovative urban developments could soon be taking shape in our world.

Technically speaking, the concept of floating cities isn't new. Humans have had a long history of living on the water, from the chinampas of the Aztec Empire to the canal city of Venice, Italy. However, as climate change and the resulting rising sea levels begin to threaten our communities, there is renewed global interest in the idea of sustainable urban, ocean-based communities.

In April 2019, the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) unveiled a plan with development company Oceanix for a 10,000-resident floating city intended to house people whose existing communities are most susceptible to climate change and prepare them for infrastructural damage. The proposed city concept would not only be built on water but would also have a symbiotic relationship with it, designed from scratch to be climate-neutral and completely sustainable in its renewable resources.

So what do you need to know about this new frontier of housing and infrastructure? Check out the infographic below from BigRentz to find out what floating cities are, how the technology works, and their environmental benefits and features.

Moderated by : Izadora Alcanfôr

Other news in "Information"

OVERVIEW | Socioeconomic and technical approaches to building stock renovation

Published 05 Dec 2019 - 11:33

Renovating the EU building stock Deep renovation of buildings has the potential to cut 36% of their energy consumption by 2030, while reducing the EU’s dependency on imported energy, creating growth, innovation and employment, redu (...)

Data that will boost the transformation of cities

Published 05 Dec 2019 - 11:19

Data processing is essential for the good management of cities. With the launch of the Building Market Brief Report (BMB) project in 2017 in Switzerland and then the City BMB tool on a European scale, EIT Climate-KIC and CUES Foundati (...)

World Energy Outlook 2019 highlights deep disparities in the global energy system

Published 28 Nov 2019 - 11:13

Deep disparities define today’s energy world. The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties. The gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced (...)


Comments