The Dutch have started on the construction of a huge, new community planned to consist of 18,000 dwelling units for some 50,000+ inhabitants and located 25 minutes (not miles but minutes) east of downtown Amsterdam on 6 newly created islands right in and on the IJmeer (IJlake)!
Talk about "Urban Planning and Development"! You can read all about it on http://www.dds.nl/~IJburg/
Anyone interested in talking about this project and what it might teach us?
(Dan: 15 September 2006) Since this thread was revived and the link is bad, you can use Google to find current sites about IJburg. Some good references: