Floating Development

Floating Development showcases innovative floating solutions which contribute to increasing climate and urban resilience.

It provides a platform for market matchmaking and brings together multidisciplinary stakeholders worldwide for joint value creation. Knowledge gaps and crossovers of urban and offshore perspectives on sustainable floating city development are expected to be discussed. The group wishes to provide support and learning opportunities such as a training module for policymakers, entrepreneurs amongst others. The goal is to improve the collective understanding of various aspects about floating such as technology, governance, social issues, design and engineering, and upscale sustainable floating solutions.

You can find the draft strategy and plan for 2022 under "Further Resources" on the webinar page. A global exchange meeting took place on the 29th of September. 

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Impressions of large-scale floating cities

Legal Framework for Sustainable Floating City Development

Floating city development has been recognized as a solution to climate change. The Netherlands is a front-runner when it comes to living on water. The blog describes the legal challenges that need to be overcome in order to realize large scale floating cities.

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Floating houses in the Netherlands

Why the Industrialization of the Ocean Matters: Social and Legal Impacts of Climate Change and New Forms of Globalization

08/02/2023 - 09:00 to 11:00

This roundtable at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) addresses the historical and contemporary social and legal impacts of “ocean-to-land globalization”. 

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Different floating solutions - high end and low cost - housing and agriculture

Global knowledge exchange meeting on floating and resilient development

29/09/2022 - 10:00

Sea levels and floods are increasing at an alarming rate putting people at risk. Floating and resilient solutions offer resilience to water-related hazards by enabling living with water and continuation of critical functions. This knowledge exchange aimed to connect those who work on water adaptation.

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Floating Development

Webinar: How Floating Development can Help in Climate Adaptation

02/09/2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

Introducing the concept of floating development, speakers provided examples from Europe and Asia on how this is a viable and ecologically better alternative to land reclamation. These included floating power generation systems, recreational and commercial spaces, etc.

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Floating and Resilient Development Knowledge Exchange 2022

“This forum has been created as a space to continue conversations and knowledge sharing during and after the Floating...”

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