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Walking on water: should cities expand into the sea?

This video weighs up the pros and cons of urban expansion into the sea.

Other than the most famous example of land reclamation at the country level – the Netherlands – there are notable case studies at the city level, too, such as the construction of Seoul’s Incheon International Airport, and the transformation of Boston Harbour.

So, why then is land reclamation to accommodate city growth frowned upon or even forbidden in other places? What are the environmental drawbacks entailed by the process?

View the original video here.

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