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.

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:


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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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Green in Cities goes Skywards
 Issue 2
Featured - Writers: Wolfgang Ansel, Nathalie Baumann, Tan Puay Yok, Wong Nyuk Hien, Ken Yeang & the exclusive interview with Patrick Blanc.   Details
Published: Dec 10
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CG 2.1

A Practical Approach: Incentives For Skyrise Greenery
Existing green roof incentive schemes in Singapore
Author: Vincent Cossé (National Parks Board)

Page number:10-11

CG 2.2

An International Review of Current Practices and Future Trends: Green Roof Policies
Learning From Green Roof Policies Around The World
Authors: Wolfgang Ansel and Roland Appl (International Green Roof Association, IGRA)

Page number:12-15

CG 2.3

Urban Landscape Maintenance in Singapore: Special Report on Landscape Productivity Management
A Comparison Between Australia And Singapore 
Authors: David Vial and Michelle Prior (Integrated Open Sapce Services, IOSS), Neil Power and Kevin Lim (National Parks Board)

Page number:16-23

CG 2.4

The International Green Roof Industry's  Online Information Portal: Greenroofs.Com
A One-Stop Resource For Green Roofs Online
Author: Linda S. Velazquez (

Page number:24-27

CG 2.5

A Short History: Growing Gardens in the Skies
The Development of Public Landscaping and Skyrise Greenery In the Garden City
Author: Angelia Sia (National Parks Board)

Page number:28-31

CG 2.6

New Green Heights in Public Housing Development: The Pinnacle@Duxton
The Residential Skyrise Gardens Award Winner Sets a New Green Standard for HDB Flats
Author: Chris Low

Page number:32-37

CG 2.7

The City Greens: Marina Bay Sands
The New Integrated Resort Helps to fulfil Marina By's Green Vision
Author: Christine Liew

Page number:38-45

CG 2.8

An Ecological Approach to Building Design: Solaris
The Innovative Ecological Features of Skyscraper Solaris
Authors: Ken Yeang and Mitch Gelber (T. R. Hamzah & Yeang)

Page number:46-53

CG 2.9

Botanist and Green Visionary: Up Close with Dr. Patrick Blanc
A Journey on Vertical Greenery and Rainforest Understoreys with Dr. Blanc
Authors: Vincent Cossé and Angelia Sia (National Parks Board)

Page number:54-59

CG 2.10

Landscaping Ahead: Interview with Andrew Grant
The Landscape Architect of Bay South Shares his Insights on Landscape Architecture
Author: Christine Liew  

Page number:60-67

CG 2.11

Interview with Dr. Christopher Silver: 2011, A Master's Programme in Sustainable Design
Dr. Silver Elaborates on the Latest Opportunity for a Master's in Sustainable Design

Page number:68-69

CG 2.12

Urban Habitats For Ground-Nesting Birds, Insects And Plants: Green Roofs In Switzerland
How Green Roofs act as Biodiverse Urban Habitats in Switzerland
Author: Nathalie Baumann (Zurich University of Applied Sciences)

Page number:80-83

CG 2.13

Green Toronto Award Winners: Roof Gardens with Biodiversity
A Closer Look at two Successful Roof Gardens with Biodiversity in Toronto
Author: Erin MacKeen (Urbanspace Property Group)

Page number:84-87

CG 2.14

Sustainable Urbanisation Down Under: Green Roofs and Vertical Greening Efforts in New Zealand
The Growing Green Efforts in New Zealand
Author: Lydia Franken (Natural Habitats)

Page number:88-89

CG 2.15

Greening the Urban Landscape: Effects of Skyrise Greenery on Building Performance
Examining the Benefits of Syrise Greenery
Authors: Wong Nyuk Hien (National University of Singapore), Alex Y.K. Tan

Page number:90-93

CG 2.16

A Developer's Perspective: Challenges in Implementing Skyrise Greenery
The Benefits and Challenge if Introducing Skyrise Greenery into Developments

Page number:94-95

CG 2.17

Vertical Greenery for Interior Spaces Made Easy: DIY Vertical Greenery at Home
Convenient Stackable Plant Modules for Homes Made Possible
Authors: Long Seen Hui (National Parks Board), Gregory Chow (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Page number:96-97

CG 2.18

The Ultimate for Skyrise Greening: Buildings Like Trees, Cities Like Gardens
Considering a Future for Buildings as Trees
Author: Tan Puay Yok (National Parks Board)

Page number:98-103