Parks - Enhancing Liveability in Cities

Parks - Enhancing Liveability in Cities

Featured Writers: Martha Schwartz, Fred Kent, Peter Harnik and Joerg Rekittke

Published: Jul 2011

Frequency: Half-yearly

 

Abstract

In this issue of CITYGREEN, our writers discuss a range of issues relating to parks. Discover the hall of fame for parks in our Project Features through Fred Kent's "World's Great Parks" and Peter How's interpretation of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Adam Dwyer shares how parks can encourage population health and wellbeing. Get inspired by and informed about practical information on how to design parks better in our special section on "Design and Best Practices.” Finally, appreciate often-overlooked facts on the role of the landscape in Martha Schwartz's commentary on our hard working urban landscape.

 

 

Planning Green Open Spaces for South East Asian Capital Cities

Author: David E. Aldous

Planning Green Open Spaces for South East Asian Capital Cities

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Learning From The Success of The World’s Great Park

Author: Fred Kent, Kathy Madden and Dana Kitzes

Learning From The Success of The World’s Great Park

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Encouraging Green Open Spaces: Parks in Shanghai

Author: Geoff Ng

Encouraging Green Open Spaces: Parks in Shanghai

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An Excerpt: Urban Parks in the 21st Century United States

Author: Peter Harnik

An Excerpt: Urban Parks in the 21st Century United States

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The Importance of Planning: A City in a Garden

Author: Lim You Ling

The Importance of Planning: A City in a Garden

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A Place for Leisure, Culture and Entertainment: Cairns Esplanade

Author: Stephen White

A Place for Leisure, Culture and Entertainment: Cairns Esplanade

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Past, Present, Future: The Singapore Botanic Gardens

Authors: Peter How

Past, Present, Future: The Singapore Botanic Gardens

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A Walk Through the Years in Singapore’s Parks: Interview with Kong Yit San

Author: Ho Rui An

A Walk Through the Years in Singapore’s Parks: Interview with Kong Yit San

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The Need to Improve Our Oversight of These Spaces: Playground Area Standards Update

Author: Kenneth S. Kutsa

The Need to Improve Our Oversight of These Spaces: Playground Area Standards Update

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Encouraging Pubic Appreciation: Interpretation and Education in Parks

Author: Janice C. K. Yau

Encouraging Pubic Appreciation: Interpretation and Education in Parks

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Adding Value to Parks Through Understanding User Needs

Author: Victor Tan

Adding Value to Parks Through Understanding User Needs

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Benchmarking Sustainable Landscapes: Green Mark For Parks

Authors: Neil Power and Kannagi Sekar

Benchmarking Sustainable Landscapes: Green Mark For Parks

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Small Details, Big Results: Landscape Lighting

Author: Fernando Rojo

Small Details, Big Results: Landscape Lighting

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A Focus on Planning and Design: Facilitating Safety

Author: Michael Behm

A Focus on Planning and Design: Facilitating Safety

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Community Engagement and Health Promotion in Parks and Gardens: Population Health and Nature in the Urban Environment

Authors: Adam Dwyer, Graeme Hopkins and Christine Goodwin

Community Engagement and Health Promotion in Parks and Gardens: Population Health and Nature in the Urban Environment

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Ecological Restoration in New Zealand: Parks for Biodiversity

Author: James Wang

Ecological Restoration in New Zealand: Parks for Biodiversity

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Revisit and Discover: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Authors: Sharon Chin and Edwin Lee

Revisit and Discover: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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A Landscape Architect’s Vision for Singapore’s City Centre: Orchard Central Park

Author: Joerg Rekittke

A Landscape Architect’s Vision for Singapore’s City Centre: Orchard Central Park

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The Role of the Public Realm Landscape: The Softer Side of Sustainability and the Hard Working Urban Landscape

Author: Martha Schwartz

The Role of the Public Realm Landscape: The Softer Side of Sustainability and the Hard Working Urban Landscape

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