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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.

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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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