Non-profit organisation Oceanix has designed the concept for the world’s first sustainable floating community. Oceanix

World's first floating city could soon become a reality, Abu Dhabi forum hears

Water-based communities will help tackle the effects of climate change and offer a solution to overcrowding in coastal cities

The world’s first self-sustaining floating city could become a reality within the next decade, as experts grapple with the prospect of coastal communities being flooded by rising sea levels.

Water-based communities could be constructed in response to the potentially devastating impact of climate change and to combat overcrowding and poor living conditions.

Located about one kilometre from land in the shallow waters of host nations, the settlements could offer a clean slate to rethink how people build, live, work, and play.

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