21 Oct '16, 9am

Green roof bylaws - from Argentina to San Francisco

Green roof bylaws - from Argentina to San Francisco

San Francisco has dominated the green roof news this week. However, below the radar of most English-speaking media is another news item from back in July. The first city in Argentina to require green roofs, Cordoba, launched its bylaw . Cordoba’s new green roof bylaw Green roof in Cordoba, Argentina Argentina’s second city, Cordoba, announced a landmark ruling in July 2016. The bylaw requires all buildings – new or existing – with a rooftop space of 400m2 or more to be turned into a green roof. The new policy aims to curb rising air pollution levels in the city’s core. At present, the new bylaw only covers the central districts. However, there is a clause that allows more neighbourhoods to be added in the future. Cordoba is only the second city in South America to pass such a bylaw. The first was Recife in Brazil . The planners from the city of Cordoba will be speaking abo...

Full article: http://livingroofs.org/argentina-san-francisco-bylaw/

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