One World Water wondered: who will live on floating cities?

According to the Dutch water pioneers Frits Schoute and Rutger de Graaf floating cities will be a reality within twenty years. One World Water interviewed both of them and wondered: who will be the first men and women living at sea?

Rutger de Graaf: “According to a survey two third of the people in the Netherlands are open to the idea of living on the water. The intention is specifically that it won’t only attract the rich. Maybe this will happen in the beginning, but that shouldn’t be a problem. Mobile phones were also used by a small group of early adapters. Because of that, phones could be further developed so the price dropped. The idea of a floating city is that it will offer different types of housing: social housing, apartments and detached housing.”

“Also, a water plot is slightly cheaper than a land plot, and though the construction is a bit more expensive, in the end living on water it will cost about the same as on land.”

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Seasteading and Society: the Millennial March Back to the Sea

In our daily work we encounter different visions on why floating cities should be or not be our next frontier. Based on the vision and mission of The Seasteading Institute, Andrew Morgan – a Media Studies Major student – also truly believes living and working at sea is the future: “An untapped venture, where we will eventually be headed. I also believe that millennials will be the ones who help make this a reality and kick it into high gear.”

Read the blog via Medium

Image: Storm Makes Sense of Shelter, submitted by Simon Nummy (Atkins) at the Architectural Design Contest held by The Seasteading Institute and Deltasync



Live stream on UN Sustainable Development Goals & Floating Cities

Do you want to catch up on the UN sustainable development goals, sustainable floating communities and impact investing? You can. Our BlueAcademy on these topics was live streamed, with investment experts and water pioneers from all over the world.

We were especially honoured to host our guest from the Bay Area, Ari Eisenstat. He is the founder of Draemventures, an impact investor and an International Chamber of Commerce representative for the United Nations.

Check out the two live streams Ari Eisenstat posted via Facebook (and do yourself a favour and strike the Power Pose, instructions in the second live stream!).

Live stream floating cities & impact investing
(by Rutger de Graaf & Alexander van der Touw)

Live stream UN Sustainable Development Goals & Draemventures
(by Ari Eisenstat)

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BlueAcademy on water, impact & start ups

Today we will host a last minute BlueAcademy on water pioneering, impact producing, social entrepreneurship and start ups, together with our guest Ari Eisenstat. Ari is the founder of Draemventures and an International Chamber of Commerce representative for the United Nations.


15:00-15:15 Rutger de Graaf on Blue21

15:15-15:30 Alexander van der Touw on YES!Delft

15:30-16:30 Talk Ari Eisenstat and Q&A

16:30 Drinks!


Are you a socially, technically or environmentally conscious start up?

Feel free to join! Reserve a seat




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