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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Water & the City
Issue 5
Featured Writers: Esther Clews, Bruce Ferguson, Christophe Girot, Chris Silver, Megan Wraight & Jingle Wu.   ISBN
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Dutch Environmental Biotechnologist Wins the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012
The winning sustainable wastewater treatment solution Anammox by Professor Mark van Loosdrecht
Author: Anoop K. Menon

Page number: 16-21 


Biomonitoring of Singapore's Freshwater Ecosystems
The holistic assessment of Singapore's biological communities and environmental quality
Authors: Esther Clews and Yijun Lin (National University of Singapore), Hans Eikaas (Public Utilities Board, Singapore)

Page number: 28-33 


Permeable Pavements in Liveable, Sustainable Cities
More effective storm water management for cities and advantages for civic life
Author: Bruce K. Ferguson (University of Georgia)

Page number: 34-39 


The Role of Bioretention Systems: Water and the City
Concepts and considerations of implementing bioretention systems
Author: Benjamin Loh (National Parks Board)

Page number: 40-49 


Singapore's First Eco-Business CleanTech Park: Planning for Biodiversity in Business Parks
Paving the way for more eco-friendly and sustainable businesses and cities
Author: Magdeline Sng (JTC Corporation)

Page number: 50-59 


Principles of Waterfront Design Based in Aotearoa New Zealand: Water Fronting
The insights and lessons of architects in designing waterfronts in New Zealand
Authors: Nick Jones and Megan Wraight (Wraight + Associates Limited)Martin Bryant (Victoria University of Wellington)

Page number: 60-67 


Managing Water Quality in Gardens by the Bay
Innovations in water quality management of Bay South Garden
Authors: Kenneth Er and Ng Boon Gee (Gardens by the Bay)

Page number: 68-75 


Punggol Promenade: Poetic Speculation of the Rustic Waterfront
Reflecting on Singapore's new and iconic public waterfront promenade
Author: Lee Liting (LOOK Architects)

Page number: 82-93 


Kallang River @ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park: Integrating River and Park in an Urban World
The initiative to restore a concrete canal into a beautiful recreational water resource
Authors: Tobias Baur, Evi Syariffudin, Melissa Yong (Atelier Dreiseitl Asia)

Page number: 98-107 


Flowing With Urban Water Design: Interview With Herbert Dreiseitl
Engaging the renowned water artist, urban planner, and landscape architect
Author: Jessica King (Atelier Dreiseitl)

Page number: 120-129 


Watering Grass in the Desert: Can a Phoenix Change Its Colour?
Understanding the biodiversity of a water-scarce city
Authors: Jeffrey Ackley and Jingle Wu (Arizona State University)

Page number: 130-137 


Biodiversity Magnets in Urban Wetlands: Floating Islands
The applications and benefits of man-made floating islands for biodiversity
Author: Benjamin Lee (National Parks Board)

Page number: 138-147 


The Case of Cali Ciliwung in Jakarta: The Landscape Challenge
Design tools and methodologies to treat ecologically degraded landscapes
Authors: Christophe Girot (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), Jörg Rekittke (National University of Singapore)

Page number: 148-153


New Urban Storm Water Management Approaches:Using the Water Generated by Cities for Ecosystem Services
Advantages of harvesting urban storm water in urban landscapes
Authors: Christopher J. Walsh, Tim D. Fletcher and Geoff Vietz (University of Melbourne), Ross Thompson, Nigel Tapper, Jason Beringer, Andrew Coutts and Ross Allen (Monash University)

Page number: 154-163


A Case for Ecological Planning: Urban Flooding in Old and New Jakarta
Setting a context for Jarkarta's recurring flood crises
Author: Christopher Silver (University of Florida)

Page number: 164-169