ISSN 2010-0981

CITYGREEN is a biannual publication of the Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology. Winner of the MPAS Awards 2015 as well as APEX Awards for Publication Excellence for five consecutive years - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012, it covers topics on greening and ecology of the urban environment.

The articles are written by well-known experts and professionals from disciplines such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and urban ecology. As a magazine, it is a useful resource and communicates valuable information in highly readable and delightfully illustrated format.

2016 winner       MPAS winner       
Preview Article
Martha, S. (2011, July). The Softer Side of Sustainability & the Hardworking Urban Landscape, CITYGREEN: Parks - Enhancing Liveability in Cities, 3, 122-127.

Article Submission

If you are interested in submitting a research or landscape manuscript, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the author guidelines. CITYGREEN is published biannually, in May and November. The submission deadlines for the abstract and manuscript are:


  Abstract Manuscript 
May issue  Jan Feb
Nov issue Jul Aug


CITYGREEN's External Advisory Board

      • Herbert Dreiseitl, Atelier Dreiseitl GmbH
      • Mark McDonnell, Australian Ctr for Urban Ecology
      • Christopher Silver, University of Florida  
      • Tan Puay Yok, National University of Singapore  


Issue 12
City Habitats

Issue 11
Ecologically Healthy Cities

Issue 10
Resilience in Cities

Issue 9
Nature and Health in Cities

Issue 8
Cultivating the City

Issue 7
Stepping Up with Green

Issue 6
Green Spaces for Sustainable Cities

Issue 5
Water and the City

Issue 4
Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape

Issue 3
Parks – Enhancing Liveability in Cities

Issue 2
Green in Cities goes Skywards

Issue 1
Featuring Gardens by the Bay


CITYGREEN is the media partner of the following conferences. For enquiries on media partnership, please drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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CITYGREEN issue 12
Featured Writers: Bob Perry, F. Kaid Benfield, Henry Steed and Sarah Mineko Ichioka   ISBN
Published: Apr 16
SGD15.00 (GST inclusive)    
Awards CTBUH 2015

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Awards 2015: Exemplifying Tall Building Trends

Author: Secretariat of CTBUH, with assistance from respective developers and involved companies

Page number: 12 - 15

 Awards LIAS 2015

The 6th LIAS Awards of Excellence 2015: Celebrating the Achievements of the Singapore Landscape Industry

Author: Secretariat of LIAS

Page number: 16 - 19

Awards SLAA 2015

The 10th Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards 2015: Going Beyond Beauty

Author: Yazid Ninsalam

Page number: 22 - 27

Awards BCA 2015

BCA Universal Design Mark Awards 2015: More Buildings Designed with Inclusiveness in Mind

Author: Building and Construction Authority of Singapore

Page number: 28 - 33

Reports Food Security and Community Bonding in a Globalised City State

Food Security and Community Bonding in a Globalised City-State: The Case for Urban Farming in Singapore

Author: Sarah Mineko Ichioka

Page number: 34 - 41

ParksLandscapes SBG

Singapore Botanic Gardens: Gardens of Heritage

Author: Ada Davis

Page number: 42 - 45 

ParksLandscapes Forest Estate Tengah Design Studio

Forest Estate, Tengah Design Studio: Ten Landscape Architectural Tactics for Managing Deforestation in a High-Density Tropical City

Authors: Hwang Yun Hye and Feng Yuanqiu

Page number: 46 - 53

Proj features CapitaGreen

CapitaGreen: The Green Jewel of the Central Business District

Author: Secretariat of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, with assistance from CapitaLand Limited, Takenaka Corporation, Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, and RSP Architects Planners & Engineers

Page number: 68 - 71

Proj features The Interlace

The Interlace: A Landscape of Interlocking Polygons

Author: Henry Steed

Page number: 72 - 77

Proj features Yishun Greenwalk

Yishun Greenwalk and Nature Park: Connecting Residents to the Outdoors

Author: ONG&ONG 

Page number: 78 - 81

Proj features BASF Learning Campus

BASF Learning Campus (Singapore) at Rochester Park: When the Old Tree Stays

Authors: Stephanie Gautama and Goy Zhenru

Page number: 82 - 87

Ecology Coney Island

Coney Island: Ecological Efforts to Retain its Rustic Coastal Charm

Authors: Cybil KhoTan Yit ChuanLua Hock KeongAng Wee Foong and Alex Tam

Page number: 88 - 91

Ecology Eco Link at BKE

Eco-Link@BKE: A Safe Corridor for our Biodiversity

Authors: Chung Yi Fei, Wong Tuan Wah and Sharon Chan

Page number: 92 - 95

 Interview Reconnecting with the River Reconnecting with the River: A New Look at the Chicago Waterways with Jeanne Gang

Author: Josephine Tan

Page number: 96 - 99

Commentary An Excerpt from People Habitat

An Excerpt from People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities: Cities Need Nature

Author: F. Kaid Benfield 

Page number: 100 - 105

Commentary Ideas are Ecological

Ideas are Ecological: Human Ecology in the City

Author: Bob Perry

Page number: 106 - 109