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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants
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This is going green. Good for Urban unit, culture, development

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Caitlyn Christiansen's curator insight, May 26, 4:18 PM

France recently passed a law that says that all new rooftops must have either plants or solar panels on top. There are lots of benefits to this law because it is environmentally sustainable. Solar panels create a green source of energy and save power and land by using renewable resources. Plants would absorb rainwater which helps with runoff water and cleans the atmosphere of toxic chemicals and adds oxygen back to the atmosphere, helping to reverse the greenhouse effect.

 

This article is related to cities and urban land use through the use of rooftops in urban areas to reduce the environmental effects of urbanization. The urban areas are rather crowded in general and there is not much room for solar panels/ plants. By thinking up and using the rooftops, space is created and greater planning is employed in the use of urban land.

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French Schools No Longer Allowed To Offer Special Lunches To Muslim Students

French Schools No Longer Allowed To Offer Special Lunches To Muslim Students | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
PARIS, April 4 (Reuters) - Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday it would prevent schools from offering special lunches to Muslim pupils in the 11 towns it won in local elections, saying such arrangements were contrary to F...
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Are we going backwards in multiculturalism?

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