The Conundrum of Coastal Living

The Conundrumof Coastal Living

It’s no coincidence that around 40 percent of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of a coast, as coastal living provides access to abundant opportunities and a wealth of natural resources. But, as rising sea levels create mounting risk, can coastal communities adapt? Could floating cities like the one currently being built in Busan provide a viable alternative to exodus from the world’s coasts? And, with dense coastal populations putting pressure on natural ecosystems, should they?