06-11-2015 Rotterdam opens AquaDock

On november 2nd the city of Rotterdam has officially opened Aqua Dock, a brand new hub for waterinnovations. At Aqua Dock you can test, demonstrate and produce waterinnovations, like floating offices, hotels and gardens. The first tenants are Urban Green and the consortium Houtdok led by TNO. Aqua Dock plays an important role in the ambition of Rotterdam to be a pioneer in the field of climate adapted cities and smart sustainable harbours. Adriaan Visser, alderman of Rotterdam, officially opened Aqua Dock: "Building on the water is the future. Here at RDM Rotterdam, at the heart of the Rotterdam Innovation District, Aqua Dock is the beautiful result of sharing knowledge, innovation and unexpected crossovers. Aqua Dock offers a wide range of business opportunities."  

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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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