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Sustainable floating cities need to be more than just a temporary solution

Even as the UN invites advanced design proposals for such structures, it should also support further research on affordable flood-resilient housing and ocean-related sustainable economic practices.

In Washington, DC, the Tidal Basins' crumbling seawall and pavements are routinely underwater due to rising sea levels and high tides.

UNCONVENTIONAL and seemingly extreme responses to climate change, related sea-level rise, and floods are gaining considerable attention, with the goals of creating adaptable homes and reducing mass migration.

In April, the United Nations hosted a high-level roundtable on "sustainable...

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