Ecologically Healthy Cities

Featured Writers: Cary Cooper, Graham Rook, Kathleen Wolf, Lena Chan, and Geoffrey Davison

ISBN: 978-981-09-7295-0

Published: November 2015

Frequency: Half-yearly

 

Abstract

This issue of CITYGREEN presents research articles on Singapore’s park connectors, swamps, and Pulau Ubin. International reports include the microbial input from nature being a key component of the beneficial effect of green space, and specific design characteristics of urban parks that can induce in visitors the pattern of brain activity that is associated with contemplative or meditative states.

 

Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework Certified Developments 2015: More Pervasive Greenery in Local Landscapes

Landscape Excellence of Assessment Framework Certified Developments 2015

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Skyrise Greenery Awards 2015: Uncovering New Frontiers

Authors: Joelyn Oh

Skyrise Greenery Awards 2015

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Journey of Skyrise Greenery in Singapore: Growing Our Canopy in the Sky

Author: Lok Yan Ling

Journey of Skyrise Greenery in Singapore

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The Community in Nature Initiative: Reconnecting Singapore’s Urbanites with Nature

Authors: Lena Chan, Linda Goh, Samantha Lai, and Zhou Boyi

The Community in Nature Initiative

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Our Health and Environmental Microbial Biodiversity: The Health Benefits of Green Space – Psychology or Biology?

Authors: Graham Rook

Our Health and Environmental Microbial Biodiversity

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Enhancing Urban Landscapes with Neuroscience Tools: Lessons from the Human Brain

Authors: Agnieszka Anna Olszewska, Paulo Farinha Maques, and Fernando Barbosa

Enhancing Urban Landscapes with Neuroscience Tools

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An Overview: Biophilic Practices in Singapore

Authors: Lena Chan

Biophilic Practices in Singapore

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The Role of Biophilic Design in Creating Healthy Workplaces: Why Workplaces Need More Nature

Author: Cary Cooper

The Role of Biophilic Design in Creating Healthy Workplaces

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International Green Building Conference 2015: Build Green, Live Smart

International Green Building Conference 2015

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An Academic Approach for the Rail Corridor: Ideas for a National Mall in Singapore

Author: Feng Yuanqiu and Jorg Rekittke

An Academic Approach for the Rail Corridor

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Shantou Mangrove Forest: The Experience of Ecological Landscape Design

Authors: Benjamin Loh

Shantou Mangrove Forest

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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum: Living Encyclopedia

Author: Sandhya Naidy Janardhan

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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Parks, Park Connectors, and Biodiversity: Forest Friends in Our Midst

Authors: Serene Chng and Geoffrey Davison

Parks, Park Connectors, and Biodiversity

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A Study of 32 Roof Gardens in Singapore: Biodiversity Oases in the Urban Jungle

Authors: Chloe Tan, Vivien Lee, Edward Webb, and Jessica Bramley-Alves

A Study of 32 Roof Gardens in Singapore

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The Survival of Singapore’s Last Freshwater Swamp Forest: Swamp Thing

Authors: Geoffrey Davison and Cai YiXiong

The Survival of Singapore's Last Freshwater Swamp Forest

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Safeguarding Our Natural Heritage: Habitat Enhancement and Species Recovery in Pulau Ubin

Authors: Noel Thomas and Germaine Leng

Safeguarding Our Natural Heritage

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Photo-essay: Pockets of Life

Pockets of Life

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Shifting Landscapes for Landscape Contractors: Meet Our Pioneer Gardeners

Author: Chris Low

Shifting Landscapes for Landscape Contractors

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Urban Green Space for Mental Wellness: Reflect, Restore, and Heal

Author: Kathleen Wolf

Urban Green Space for Mental Wellness

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