Earlier this year the UN unveiled Oceanix City. The first resilient and sustainable floating community for 10,000 residents on 75 hectares. The design follows the Sustainable Development Goals, with flow channels of energy, water, food and waste. Its modular architecture plan can be expanded to build a maritime metropolis anywhere on the ocean’s surface, with habitat regeneration schemes to improve ocean health. The entire structure will be resilient to natural disasters, whilst the low cost of leasing space in the ocean ensures an affordable model of living.
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With several coastal communities facing a harsh reality in the coming decades, amphibious cities might start sprouting sooner than we think. However, more political and economic will is needed to spearhead such an ambitious amphibian project.