IJmeer is a lake outside of Amsterdam that is the construction site of a new district. With the inevitable problems of flooding, yet lack of land in Amsterdam, this project hopes to create a new place for living. It reclaims seven islands with dredged sand, provides 18,000 single-family homes as well as apartment buildings, schools, office complexes, city parks, and beaches, for 45,000 residents. This community also includes more than 200 floating homes. For more information, click here.