That is an interesting list of cities, all of which have their own character and feel as they exist right now. It seems like any initiative to relocate a city will have to come to terms with the identity of the place that exists. Part of the character of a place is its history some of which is seen visually by the weathered buildings and architecture of the city. There seems to be a tension in conversations related to resiliency between relocating a city and re-engineering a city. Both are obviously very costly, but relocating means a new story, a new identity. On the other hand, engineering has its limits, so for many cities, relocating the populations might be the only real option.

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