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 six consecutive years - 2017, 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.

2017 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.

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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:


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Issue 15
Verdant Cities

Issue 14
Nature in Urban Space

Issue 13
Exploring Connections

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


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Gardens by the Bay
 Issue 1
Featured Writers: Lena Chan, Richard Corlett,Geoffrey Davison, Kenneth Er & Andrew Grant   Details
Published: May 10
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SGD 14.02    

Turfgrass Research Programme for Singapore
Raising Turfgrass Quality
Author: Dr. Kenneth B. Marcum (National Parks Board)

Page number:08-09


CUGE Standards for the Industry
Author: Angelia Sia (National Parks Board)

Page number:10-11


Ground Penetrating Radar: A Solution to the Elusive Underground Tree Root System
Locating Tree Root Spread And Position 
Author: Dr. Genevieve Ow (National Parks Board)

Page number:12-13


Singapore Institute of Architects/ National Parks Board Sia - NParks Skyrise Greenery Awards
Feature Write-Up on Orchard Central, Central Horizon and Solaris
Author: Gwendy Tan

Page number:14-19

 Awards SILA Awards 2009

Singapore Institute Of Landscape Architects SILA Awards 2009
New And Innovative Projects
Author: Gwendy Tan

Page number:20-25


Landscape Industry Association Singapore - 3rd LIAS Awards of Excellence 2009
33 Winners Commended
Author: Gwendy Tan

Page number:26-31


Gardens by the Bay - Designing A Nation's Garden in the Heart of Singapore's Downtown
Singapore's Ambitious Park Project
Authors: Kenneth Er and Michelle Lim (Gardens by the Bay), Andrew Grant (Grant Associates)

Page number:32-39


A Seamless Necklace of Green
Alexandra Arch and Forest Walk, Southern Ridges
Author: Elaine Lee

Page number:40-48


Nature's Keepers - An Interview With Henry Steed
Henry Steed Talks About His Practice And Philosophy
Author: Gwendy Tan

Page number:50-53


Seeking Greener Pastures- In Conversation with Dr. M.C. Engelke
Dr. M.C. Engelke on his Turfgrass Research
Author: Justin Zhuang

Page number:54-59


Biodiversity Conservation in Singapore
The Benefits of Biodiversity Conservation
Authors: Dr. Lena Chan, Dr. Geoffrey Davison and Cheryl Chia (National Parks Board)

Page number:60-65


Urban Biodiversity Protection  in the City of Berlin, Germany
Berlin's approach in Urban Biodiversity
Author: Trudy Maria Tertilt (National Parks Board)

Page number:66-73


Equatorial Cities as Novel Ecosystems
A new assemblage of species
Author: Prof. Richard T. Corlett (National University of Singapore)

Page number:74-77


An Outsider's View  of the Past, Present  and Future Arboriculture In Singapore
Arborists as the Ambassadors of the Tropical City
Author: Prof. William Maynard Fountain III (University of Kentucky)

Page number:78-80