Clear Island Waters is a prestigious waterfront suburb located centrally on the Gold Coast in Australia. It is built around a man-made, freshwater lake with the use of the removal of fill for the residential development. The size of the area is about 5 square metres and offer great water views compared to other waterfront suburbs in the city. Because Clear Island Waters is designed around the lake, there are tons of opportunities for water sports. Waterskiing, jetskiing and fishing are some of the activities that can be enjoyed on the lake. However, the main purpose of the the lake is to act as a stormwater retention basin and provide flood mitigation. Moreover, over the past two decades it has become an important habitat for flora and fauna in the urbanised Gold Coast area.
Stormwater retention and other protective methods toward natural disasters has become a greater focus these past years. Great development has been done with permeable surfaces, green roofs and basins beside highways for purifying water. What stormwater tool would you use in your city?
Yesterday, Roanoke celebrated the launch of its new bike share program and paid homage to one of our recent projects, 416 MicroFarms -- an apartment complex that exemplifies community and sustainability. (photo by @billchapmaninc)
La vista che si gode dalla città antica è unica, in particolare il Palazzo del Parlamento e il Ponte delle Catene che, con i suoi leoni e la sua ghirlanda luminosa, è il ponte più bello della città nonché il primo a unire Buda e Pest nel 1849 🛳