Nature in Urban Spaces

Nature in Urban Spaces

Featured Writers: Kenneth Er, Naomi Sachs, Hwang Yun Hye and Elizabeth Diehl

ISBN: 978-981-11-3235-3

Published: June 2017

Frequency: Half-yearly

 

Abstract

Its latest issue features “The Learning Forest: Fostering Connections with Nature”, authored by NParks’ CEO and colleagues, which describes the biophilic design approach in creating the aesthetically attractive and immersive landscape of the freshwater wetland forest.

Along with the feature write-up, the selection of articles highlight the importance of restorative green spaces and human-nature interaction programmes in urban communities. For instance, “Cultivating and Measuring the Benefits of Community Gardens” discusses international practices in metropolitan cities like New York and London, bringing to light the effective tools that are applied to enhance the social impacts of community gardening. And “Do all gardens heal the same” gives a comprehensive understanding of the several different healing garden types, as well as their characteristics and benefits.

 

Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework (LEAF) Certification 2016: Re-envisioning Green

LEAF2016

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Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Awards 2016: Commemorating Urban Habitats

Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Awards 2016

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Pushing the Boundaries for a Greener and More Liveable City

Author: Housing & Development Board

Pushing the Boundaries for a Greener and More Liveable City

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Urban Harvests: Cultivating and Measuring the Benefits o0f Community Gardens in New York and London

Author: Sarah Mineko Ichioka

Urban Harvests

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Remembering Stephen Kellert

Author: Naomi Sachs

Remembering Stephen Kellert

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Tengah Forest Estate: Planning and Designing a Neighbourhood Landscape of High-density, High-rise Residential Estates in Singapore

Authors: Hwang Yun Hye, Baek Chungseok, Lucia Choi and Shih Pei Yin

Tengah Forest Estate

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The Learning Forest: Forest Connections with Nature

Author: Kenneth Er, Shee Zhi Qiang, Jason Wright and Angelia Sia

The Learning Forest

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Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital: Healing Through Greenery

Author: Jill J. Tan

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Enabling Village: An Inclusive Enclave in the Heartlands

Author: WOHA and Salad Dressing

Enabling Village

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Greening the City: Advocating Natural Materials with Vo Trong Nghia

Author: Lim Xiu Ling

Greening the City

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Do all Gardens Heal the Same?

Authors: Elizabeth Diehl

Do all Gardens Heal the Same?

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