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.

Sea Cities combines a set of mitigation and adaptation strategies to deal with environmental and climate change leading to rising of sea levels.

Fortifying is a tactic for responding to SLR through strengthening the existing flood protection and sea defence infrastructure system for cities. In addition, accomodate, release and floating are other three tactics which need to be considered in Sea Cities

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Sea Cities Concept

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.

 



SeaCities

Infrastructure that is adaptive to water.

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Floating structure.

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Aquaculture system.

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Nautical tourism.

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Renewable energy.

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Circular economy.

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'The battle for climate change will be won or lost in cities and the seas'

Voula Mega (2019, p. 87)