Green in Cities Goes Skywards

Green in Cities Goes Skywards

Featured Writers: Wolfgang Ansel, Roland Appl, Nathalie Bau,ann, Tan Puay Yok, Linda S. Velazquez and Ken Yeang

Published:Jan 2011

Frequency:Half-yearly

 

Abstract

In this issue, CITYGREEN features articles by prominent figures in the green roofs and vertical greening industries. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Patrick Blanc, an instrumental figure in popularising the concept of vertical gardens, he reveals the connection between his passions for rainforest understoreys and vertical greenery. Dr. Ken Yeang, an avid proponent of the bioclimatic design of skyscrapers, shares his ecological approach to building design in his project, Solaris. Landscape architect Andrew Grant shares his design concept behind Bay South of Gardens by the Bay, which will see SuperTrees clad in skins of vertical plants. Dr. Wong Nyuk Hien, our respected scientist from the National University of Singapore, talks about how vegetation can reduce the energy consumption of buildings.

Other articles explore the role of green roofs in enhancing biodiversity in urban settings. Lastly, Dr. Tan Puay Yok posits, in his commentary, that the disciplines of building and architecture can learn much from nature, to develop innovations that could bring about improvements to building performance and the ecology of cities.

 

A Practical Approach: Incentives for Skyrise Greenery

Author: Vincent Cossé

A Practical Approach: Incentives for Skyrise Greenery

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An International Review of Current Practices and Future Trends: Green Roof Policies

Author: Wolfgang Ansel and Roland Appl

An International Review of Current Practices and Future Trends: Green Roof Policies

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Urban Landscape Maintenance in Singapore: Special Report on Landscape Productivity Management

Author: David Vial, Michelle Prior, Neil Power and Kevin Lim

Urban Landscape Maintenance in Singapore: Special Report on Landscape Productivity Management

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The International Green Roof Industry’s Online Information Portal: Greenroofs.com

Author: Linda S. Velazquez

The International Green Roof Industry’s Online Information Portal: Greenroofs.com

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A Short History: Growing Gardens in the Skies

Author: Angelia Sia

A Short History: Growing Gardens in the Skies

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New Green Heights in Public Housing Development: The Pinnacle@Duxton

Author: Chris Low

New Green Heights in Public Housing Development: The Pinnacle@Duxton

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The City Greens: Marina Bay Sands

Authors: Christine Liew

The City Greens: Marina Bay Sands

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An Ecological Approach to Building Design: Solaris

Author: Ken Yeang and Mitch Gelber

An Ecological Approach to Building Design: Solaris

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Botanist and Green Visionary: Up Close with Dr. Patrick Blanc

Author: Vincent Cossé and Angelia Sia

Botanist and Green Visionary: Up Close with Dr. Patrick Blanc

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Landscaping Ahead: Interview with Andrew Grant

Author: Christine Liew

Landscaping Ahead: Interview with Andrew Grant

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Interview with Dr. Christopher Silver: 2011, A Master’s Programme in Sustainable Design

Interview with Dr. Christopher Silver: 2011, A Master’s Programme in Sustainable Design

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Urban Habitats for Ground-Nesting Birds, Insects and Plants: Green Roofs in Switzerland

Author: Nathalie Naumann

Urban Habitats for Ground-Nesting Birds, Insects and Plants: Green Roofs in Switzerland

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Green Toronto Award Winners: Roof Gardens with Biodiversity

Author: Erin MacKeen

Green Toronto Award Winners: Roof Gardens with Biodiversity

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Sustainable Urbanisation Down Under: Green Roofs and Vertical Greening Efforts in New Zealand

Author: Lydia Franken

Sustainable Urbanisation Down Under: Green Roofs and Vertical Greening Efforts in New Zealand

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Greening The Urban Landscape: Effects of Skyrise Greenery on Building Performance

Authors: Wong Nyuk Hien and Alex Y.K. Tan

Greening The Urban Landscape: Effects of Skyrise Greenery on Building Performance

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A Developer’s Perspective: Challenges in Implementing Skyrise Greenery

A Developer’s Perspective: Challenges in Implementing Skyrise Greenery

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Vertical Greenery for Interior Spaces Made Easy: DIY Vertical Greenery at Home

Authors: Long Seen Hui and Gregory Chow

Vertical Greenery for Interior Spaces Made Easy: DIY Vertical Greenery at Home

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The Ultimate for Skyrise Greening: Buildings like Trees, Cities Like Gardens

Author: Tan Puay Yok

The Ultimate for Skyrise Greening: Buildings like Trees, Cities Like Gardens

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