Eco Neighborhoods: A new revitalization model from France?

The Grand-Claud eco-neighborhood in Lurais, France is set to be a national example of green revitalization.

The 470,000 Euro project, which started in 2009, took a long time to come to fruition. But, as of a few days ago, Lurais is in possession of the property for its new eco-neighborhood. The inauguration of the site permitted spectators to explore the different features that will be adopted. The plans for the eco-neighborhood take into account environmental, landscaping, and energy issues related to sustainable development and citizens’ quality of life.

The plans have six focal points:

  • The preservation of historic Lurais, and its architectural cohesion;
  • Water treatment;
  • Environmental health;
  • Public spaces;
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Waste management.

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