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    Maldives plans a ‘floating city’ as sea levels rise

    The waterfront residences will float on a flexible grid across a 200-hectare lagoon. Such innovative developments could prove vital in helping atoll nations, such as the Maldives, fight the impact of climate change. Dutch company is also testing the technology in the Netherlands. The atoll nation of Maldives is creating an innovative floating city that mitigates the effects of climate change and stays on top of rising sea levels. The Maldives Floating City is designed by Netherlands-based Dutch Docklands and will feature thousands of waterfront residences and services floating along a flexible, functional grid across a 200-hectare lagoon. Such a development is particularly vital for countries such as Maldives –…