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 three consecutive years - 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.

2014 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 January and July. The submission deadlines for the abstract and manuscript are:


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Jan issue  Aug Oct
Jul issue Feb Apr


CITYGREEN's External Advisory Board

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


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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Resilience in Cities
CITYGREEN issue 10
Featured Writers: Tan Tian Chong, Michael Chiam, Ann Teo, Stephanie Gautama & Peter Newman   ISBN
Published: Jan 15
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Awards Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework

Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework Certified Developments 2014: Living, Learning, and Working Among Gardens
The first certification scheme in Singapore dedicated to the provision and management of greenery
Author: CITYGREEN Editorial Team

Page number: 14-25

Awards Open Spaces Sacred Places

The U.S. National Nature Sacred Awards: Open Spaces, Sacred Places
Six projects that blend landscape design and research were awarded with funding by the one-time Nature Sacred Awards
Authors: Kathleen Wolf, Mary Wyatt

Page number: 30-35

Reports Moving Forward with Green

Singapore’s 3rd Green Building Master Plan: Moving Forward with Green
Overview of the national master plan for green building and the first nationwide report to benchmark buildings’ energy performance
Author: Tan Tian Chong

Page number: 36-41

Reports Trends for Adult Versus Youth

Trends for Adults Versus Youth: Green Exercise for Health and Well-Being
Simulated and field research on the benefits of exercise to human well-being at University of Essex
Author: Carly Wood

Page number: 42-45

Reports The Marriage of Built and Green Environments

The Marriage of Built and Green Environments: Feasibility of Container Tree Planting in Urban Streets
An ongoing study to design and implement container tree plantings for Singapore streets
Author: Genevieve Ow

Page number: 46-49

Reports A Vision for Singapore

The Role of Green Infrastructure in the Sustainable City: A Vision for Singapore
A review of the CUGE workshop on how green infrastructure can inform Singapore’s sustainability blueprint
Authors: Mike Barthelmeh and Wendy McWilliam

Page number: 50-55 

ParksLandscapes Parks and Tourism

Tourists’ Perceptions of Parks and Gardens in Singapore: Parks and Tourism
Combing TripAdvisor for insights on how tourists value Singapore’s top nature and garden destinations
Author: Michael Chiam

Page number: 56-67

ProjectFeatures Tree House Condominium

Tree House Condominium: Home with a Green Heart
The world’s largest vertical garden fronts the façade of this new condominium
Authors: Ann Teo and Stephanie Gautama

Page number: 86-95 

ProjectFeatures Shanghai2010 Expo Houtan Park

Shanghai 2010 Expo Houtan Park: Landscape as a Living System
The innovative solution to restore a polluted river and create a public waterfront destination with an educational message
Author: Kongjian Yu

Page number: 96-107 

ProjectFeatures Pasir Ris Sports Centre

Pasir Ris Sports Centre: Sports for Everybody
A concept of “sports in a park” is conceived to bring more people closer to sports and nature
Authors: Jane Kung and Linda Pang

Page number: 108-117

Interview Standing by Green

Talking Green with Veera Sekaran: Standing by Green
The botanist and founder of Greenology on “greening the world, one wall at a time”
Author: Chris Low

Page number: 118-123

Interview Back to Kampung

Building a Future from Ground Up with Tay Lai Hock: Back to Kampung
Among the conference speakers at Archifest 2014, the urban farmer and environmental activist explains the power of the kampung spirit
Author: Christine Liew

Page number: 124-129

Commentary A Tale of Seven Green Cities

Green Urbanism and its Application to Singapore: A Tale of Seven Green Cities
Seven archetypes of green cities meet one of Asia’s greenest tropical cities
Authors: Peter Newman

Page number: 130-135