Verdant Cities

Verdant Cities

Featured Writers: Chiara Catalano, Nathalia Baumann, Lena Chan and Jill J. Tan

ISBN: 978-981-11-5509-3

Published: November 2017

Frequency: Half-yearly

 

Abstract

This issue features the winning projects of three local landscape awards on skyrise greenery, landscape architecture and landscape industry, as well as the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Awards. Besides beautifying the urban environment, green roofs may be integrated with solar PV to create energy efficient verdant buildings - Chiara Catalano and Nathalie Baumann discuss this topic in their article on the symbiosis between biodiverse green roofs and renewable energy.

The Ecology section features Windsor Nature Park which plays the important role of a green buffer and My WaterWay@Punggol, where floating wetland systems and freshwater-tolerant mangroves intensify greenery, enhance water quality and improve biodiversity, creating a sustainable and biophilic environment in a public housing estate.

In closing, the expression of landscape aesthetics is explored - Patrick Blanc sees the vertical garden as a demonstration of beauty and Mr. Junichi Inada talks about incorporating the essence of the ‘Japanese sense of beauty’ into the design of green spaces in the tropics.


Skyrise Greenery Awards 2017: Towards a Vertical City in a Garden

Author: Teo Wen Yih

Skyrise Greenery Awards 2017

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Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards (SLAA): Celebrating Achievements in the Landscape Architecture Profession

Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards

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The 7th LIAS Awards of Excellence: Celebrating the Landscape Community of Singapore

The 7th LIAS Awards of Excellence

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The 10th International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Awards: Envisioning the Future

The 10th International Federation of Landscape Architects Awards

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Biosolar Roofs: A Symbiosis between Biodiverse Green Roofs and Renewable Energy

Authors: Chiara Catalano and Nathalie Baumann

Biosolar Roofs

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Edible Garden City: Community-Centred Urban Farming

Author: Natalia Tan

Edible Garden City

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The Journey to Becoming a Biophilic City

Author: Lena Chan

The Journey to Becoming of Biophilic City

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Espaliers: Transforming Ordinary Vegetation into Living Works of Art

Author: Michael Kung, Cybil Kho, Izzul Haq and Lilian Kwok

Espaliers

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Therapeutic Horticulture in the Medical Social Work Setting in Singapore

Author: Lim Xiu Ling

Therapeutic Horticulture in the Medical Social Work Setting in Singapore

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The Tower of Green: Oasia Hotel Downtown

Author: Tanya Singh

The Tower Of Green

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Thinking Green: The ITE College Central & Headquarters

Author: Tanya Singh

Thinking Green

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Windsor Nature Park

Author: Sharon Chan and Toh Yuet Hsin

Windsor Nature Park

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My WaterWay@Punggol: A Living Laboratory for Urban Living Solutions

Author: Housing & Development Board

My WaterWay@Punggol

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Eden Re-envisioned

Author: Jill J. Tan

Eden Re-envisioned

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Tropicalising Japanese Landscapes: Junichi Inada’s Insights on the ‘Japanese Sense of Beauty’

Author: Kee Wen Yu

Tropicalising Japanese Landscapes

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