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.