10-04-2014 Study on potential of floating urbanization in delta cities

Together with the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and the BlueRevolution Foundation DeltaSync is conducting research on the potential of floating urbanization for individual delta cities around the world. The BlueRevolution strategy is used as a starting point for the research. Whether the strategy will be successful depends on multiple factors. Each of these factors will be researched in its own phase.

The project contains 5 phases:

  1. Urban metabolism (CO2 and nutrient cycles)
  2. Current and future land scarcity
  3. Potential food and energy production through floating development
  4. Evaluation of suitability for floating urbanization in various cities
  5. Implementation strategy for most promising cities

DeltaSync is currently working on the first phase. In this phase the nutrient cycles of three promising delta cities are being mapped in order to determine how these nutrients can be reused to produce food and biomass. In the research two methods are used which will be compared to each other.




20-11-2013 Study Water Demand in Urban areas

Photo: Tineke Dijkstra/Hollandse Hoogte, Beeldbank Deltaprogramma

In recent months, DeltaSync was commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment to perform a study on the water demand of urban areas. In particular this concerns the additional water demand...[more]



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...[more]


04-10-2013 Seasteading Crowdfunding Campaign Ends Successfully!

The crowdfunding campaign launched by Seasteading Institute was a huge success, thanks to all 291 contributors who helped smash the $20,000 goal and bring the dream of creating the first floating city one step closer. Check out the project on Indiegogo or read more about it in...[more]




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