18-11-2013 TEDxTalk Rutger de Graaf online

This week the TEDx video of Rutger de Graaf was published online. In this video he is talking about the need of floating cities.

Most of the bigger cities in the world are located along the coast. Every day around 150.000 people move to the city. This means that in 2100 4.5 billion people will live in cities. Combined with an ever-growing consumption this means an increase in farmland of 100% already in 2050. Land is lost due to the sea level rise and more land is needed to produce bio fuels. Eventually this means a future land scarcity of 22 million square kilometres, the size of North America.

The solution to this problem? Seventy percent of our planet is water. A lot of cities are located along the coast. New cities can be built on the water and use the waste products of the coastal cities to produce food and energy, for example in the form of floating algae farms.

To watch the whole video, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deiRRqWLgU



02-10-2014 Webinar Drijvend Bouwen 7 oktober / 4 november 2014

This article is only available in Dutch

Na eerdere succesvolle webinars organiseert SKB weer nieuwe webinars. Ditmaal over waterkwaliteit en ecologie bij drijvend bouwen. Rutger de Graaf en Floris Boogaard hebben onderzoek verricht naar de waterkwaliteit en ecologie bij...[more]



30-09-2014 Deltas 2014: Concept of floating cities grabs imagination at international congress on river deltas

Is it a dream of young engineers or will it be the future? Large floating living areas on inner waters or even off the coast? Whatever the answer, fact is that the workshop on floating cities during the conference Deltas in times of climate change in Rotterdam on 25 September,...[more]


20-06-2014 The Green Village partner event

On Tuesday, June 18 DeltaSync was a guest of the Green Village partner event. Led by Ad van Wijk and TV presenter Froukje Jansen visitors were taken on a journey across the different sections of the Green Village: Future Labs, Engines, The Store, and Events. During the last...[more]


05-06-2014 Survey on the effects of floating urbanization

Together with Tauw and Deltares DeltaSync conducted a nation-wide survey on the effects of floating urbanization on water quality and ecology. Over the past few months the survey was conducted, together with students, using a so-called underwater drone. The drone, which was able...[more]


27-05-2014 Netwerkborrel Platform Drijvend Bouwen

This article is only available in Dutch

Op 5 juni zal in het drijvend kantoor van Waternet in Amsterdam de eerste borrel worden gehouden van de stichting Platform Drijvend Bouwen. Naast de mogelijkheid tot bezichtigen van het drijvend kantoor zal er gesproken worden over de...[more]



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