South Korea to get world’s first floating city by 2025

An UN-backed project to develop a floating city has been proposed for the seas off Busan in South Korea to pioneer a new mode of living amid climate-related sea-level rises. The floating city project is a joint effort by the UN Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habit) and OCEANIX.

The city will be built off the coast of Busan in South Korea and is likely be completed by 2025.

The floating city will have ‘flood-proof infrastructure’ and comprise several man-made islands to eliminate the risk of flooding. Although the size of the city’s first iteration has not been determined, the cost is expected to be in the region of $200m.

The self-sufficient city will be specifically designed to withstand natural disasters like tsunamis, floods, and Category 5 hurricanes.

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