Nature for Urban Minds

CG16

Featured Writers: Eric W. Sanderson, Elizabeth Freeman Calabrese, and Kotchakorn Voraakhom

ISBN: 978-981-11-7817-7

Published: August 2018

Issue #16

 

Abstract

The topic of Biophilia, humankind’s innate biological connection with nature, is one of growing importance and central in the planning of parks and greenery in Singapore. Green streetscapes, public parks and nature reserves, as well as green spaces within developments, embed our city-state in nature. This system of public and private green serves to uplift minds and restore ecological continuity, contributing to the city’s liveability.

The bringing of the built environment into alignment with the city’s ecosystem is discussed in this issue of CITYGREEN. Elizabeth Calabrese presents the concept of creating a Sense of Space with Biophilic Tapestry, and emphasizes the importance of integrating nature, natural systems and processes back into the built environment. The issue also features parks in the city for play and restoration, such as Jacob Ballas’ Children’s Garden, Admiralty Park and the Therapeutic Gardens at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Tiong Bahru Park. These articles are complemented by Urban Forest Therapy in Singapore, which aims to connect people with nature and cultivate positive mind set.

 

Urban Forest Therapy in Singapore

Author: Yap You Min

Urban Forest Therapy in Singapore

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Therapeutic Gardens for the Tropics: Design Case Studies in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Tiong Bahru Park

Author: Tham Xin Kai

Therapeutic Gardens for the Tropics

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Admiralty Park: Singapore’s Most Playful Park

Authors: Cybil Kho and Ten Swee Kien

Admiralty Park

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Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Author: Ng Yuin Mae

Jacob Ballas

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The Chulalongkorn Centenary

Author: Kotchakron Voraakhom

Chulalongkorn Centenary

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International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA) Africa, Asia Pacific And Middle East (AAPME) Awards 2018 – Resilience by Design

IFLA

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The Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework (LEAF) Awards

LEAF

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A City in and through Time – Mannahatta Project

Author: Eric W. Sanderson

The Mannahatta Project

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Sense of Place

Author: Elizabeth F. Calabrese, AIA

Sense of Place

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