Looking at Szczecin from a bird’s eye view, you can see that the city is a conglomerate of islands, canals, beaches, and bays. These are the assets which, in the future, will make Szczecin “the new green Venice” thanks to its unflinching vision of development which zeroes in on stereotypical perceptions of a city. By adapting the numerous islands of the Middle Oder (Śródodrze) area, canals, and large broads in the south and east, Szczecin will become an ecological city on water, a floating garden. This vision has formulated the city’s future development strategy and laid the ground for the 2050 Floating Garden project. This means that Szczecin can offer its citizens the opportunities of a metropolis, at the same time keeping its peaceful character.