The concept of Sea Cities is not a part of waterfront development concept or artificial island reclamation. Reclamation can cause damage to the marine environment and ecology in the long run. It is a comprehensive coastal urban development concept, including lifestyle and activities on the water in response to the issue of climate change and sea level rise. Sea cities is a sustainable and future-oriented development concept.
Sea Cities allows coastal residents to live harmoniously with and adapt tothe sea level rise. This concept includes the transformation of all elements of the city from terrestrial to aquatic based. The elements considered in this concept include settlements, buildings, economy, livelihoods, communities and infrastructure networks. These elements create enabling environment that is suitable to live sustainably for a long termand for generations in the future.