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       
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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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Green Spaces for Sustainable Cities
Issue 6
Featured Writers: Tim O'Hare, Jason Byne, Geoff Dyer, Peter Fisher, Karl Falkenberg, Neil Mattinson & Gavin McMillan   ISBN
Published: Jan 13
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Article 1

World Building of the Year: Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay wins big at the fifth World Architecture Festival
Authors: Kenneth Er, Ng Boon Gee, Andy Kwek, and Matthew Potter

Page number: 18-21 

Article 2

European Green Capital Awards: Role Models for a Sustainable Europe
Local governmental efforts in the European Union to green cities rewarded
Author: Karl Falkenberg

Page number: 42-45 

Article 3

Techniques for a Healthy Liveable City: Green Guidelines
Tips on greening cities, neighbourhoods, streets, and buildings from The Green City Guidelines publication
Author: Mark Long

Page number: 46-49 

Article 4

Greenspace Planning: Problems with Standards, Lessons from Research, and Best Practices
A "needs-based" versus "standards-based" approach to open green space planning
Author: Jason Byrne

Page number: 50-55

Article 5

Seeking Balance in Land-Use Planning: Using the Land-Use Conflict Identification Strategy to Explore Land-Use Futures
Developing and considering alternative land-use futures to aid policy
Authors: Margaret Carr and Paul Zwick

Page number: 56-61

Article 6

Designing a Soil Strategy: Grounding the Olympic Park
Conditions and solutions guiding the landscape of the London 2012 Olympic Park
Author: Tim O'Hare

Page number: 62-69

Article 7.

Sustainable Landscapes Through the Eyes of a Friend of High Line: Walking the High Line
Admiring New York City's High Line in the shoes of a photographer
Author: Jonathan Fleming

Page number: 70-77

Article 8.

Greenwood Sanctuary @ Admirality: A Delightful Eco-Nature Neighbourhood Park
A precedent for water and drainage innovation in Singapore's heartland parks
Author: Lydia Ma and Lee Sai Guek

Page number: 78-85

Article 9.

Marina Promenade: Connecting the Marina Bay Fabric
Sensitively framing Singapore's downtown Marina Bay and its attractions
Author: urchin

Page number: 88-95

Article 10.

London 2012 Olympic Parklands and Public Realm: Legacy Public Landscape
The journey of history's most sustainable Olympic Games yet
Authors: Neil Mattinson and Gavin McMillian

Page number: 100-107

Article 11.

Interview with Jane Martin: Sustainability Meets Beautification on the Sidewalks of San Francisco
A personal mission to garden the public sidewalks of San Francisco come true
Author: Jane Martin

Page number: 108-117

Article 12.

Integrating Stormwater Practices into Sustainable Green Spaces: Runoff in Public Spaces
A review of the types of stormwater practices to meet the public's needs
Authors: Dr. William Hunt and Benjamin Loh

Page number: 118-127

Article 13.

Workshops on Ecoliteracy: The Nature of Making
Understanding nature by making environments hands on
Authors: Tracy Wyman and James Wang

Page number: 128-133

Article 14.

Reconnecting Buildings with the Natural World Through a Design Innovation Metric: Sustainability Outside-In
A "naturising index" to complement existing green building rating schemes
Authors: Dr. Peter Fisher and D. Trainham

Page number: 134-145

Article 15.

The SmartCode Ethic: Placemaking Beyond Aesthetics
Using an alternative form-based model code to zone more walkable, liveable neighbourhoods
Author: Geoff Dyer

Page number: 146-153

Article 16.

Nature as Essential Nutrition: Exploring the Nature Pyramid
Adapting the food pyramid for nature nutrition
Author: Timothy Beatley

Page number: 154-159