The rapid growth of population, global warming, rising ocean levels makes the governments of small island states that are particularly at risk of global disasters countries to look for alternative solutions. The authorities of French Polynesia have signed a long-term contract with The Seasteading Institute for the construction of the world's first floating city, which will be constructed by 2020. The project manager Randolph Hencken explains how to create not just a new kind of settlement, but also a society with a completely new economic and political system.
? What engineering solutions make it possible to create cities in the ocean?
? What problems does the floating city project aim to solve?
? How economically and environmentally sustainable will the new type of city be?