- A revolutionary project that is being backed by the United Nations is underway
- The world's first floating city could be built within the next 10 years
- Town features such as public squares and markets will be included in the city
The world could be getting its first floating city within the next 10 years, a revolutionary project which is being spearheaded by the United Nations.
This is because 90% of the world's largest cities are vulnerable to submergence as glaciers melt and seas rise on a warming planet, Daily Mail reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the floating city will have town features such as public squares and markets.
Victor Kisob, UN-Habitat's deputy director, said: "Floating cities sound like a crazy idea but they could lead to all sorts of possibilities if done in the right way.
"The next step would be to design a prototype with partners from the private sector that could be tried and tested."
According to the chief operating officer of Oceanix, the company is working with MIT's Centre for Ocean Engineering to see how structures can sustain tsunamis, hurricanes and other severe weather extremities.
In other news, the law of Karma surely has its way of coming around as people often receive the same type of energy they put out. This is reflected in the story of a Nigerian man identified on Twitter as @OlaminiyiB.
He recently left many people stunned after he took to the platform to recount the hurtful things his father said to his mum after they moved into a house he had built.
The Twitter user revealed that his father had reminded his mother that she contributed nothing in building the house.
He revealed that this hurt his mother so much that she cried, went out and bought a broom and a waste bin just so she could have something in her name.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Federal Capital Territory Administration said at least 600 unoccupied buildings were discovered in Nigeria's capital city, Abuja.
The increase in the number of unoccupied buildings in the city has contributed to the housing deficit in Abuja.
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