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.

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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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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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Nature and Health in Cities
Featured Writers: Clare Cooper Marcus, Naomi A. Sachs, Adriaan Geuze, Amy Weinfurter & Alan Dilani   ISBN
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Awards BCA - NParks Green Marks for New and Existing Parks 2008 - 2014

BCA-NParks Green Mark for New and Existing Parks 2008-2014: Benchmarking Singapore Parks
An objective assessment of social, environmental, and economic sustainability against current best practices for local urban parks
Authors: Benjamin Huang and Oi Keng Hunt

Page number: 20-23

Awards Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2013

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2013: Honouring the Unsung Heroes of Malaysia’s Development Projects
Highlights of the 2013 winners of Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia’s flagship awards
Authors: Charles Teo and Raymond Martin

Page number: 34-45

Awards PLA Awards of Excellence 2013 Learning from Australia Parks and Leisure Programmes

PLA Awards of Excellence 2013: Learning from Australia’s Parks and Leisure Programme
Parks and Leisure Australia acknowledge the best public park, recreational, and community programmes in Australia
Author: Mark Band

Page number: 46-51

Reports The National Park Prescription Initiative Prescribing Wellness at Parks in the United States

The National Park Prescriptions Initiative: Prescribing Wellness at Parks in the United States
Park and health experts start a movement for doctors to prescribe activity in a park to patients to promote health
Author: Zarnaaz Bashir, Kristin Wheeler, David Sabgir, Robert Zarr, Amy Kapp, Kellie May

Page number: 52-55

reports workplace safety and health guidelines working safely with green

Workplace Safety and Health Guidelines: Working Safely with Green
Recommendations for safe workplace conditions in landscape management by Workplace Safety and Health Council
Author: Chris Low

Page number: 56-59

Reports A Community Development Approach Connecting Geelong with Nature

A Community Development Approach: Connecting Geelong with Nature
The Muddy Boots and Sandy Hands club encourages families to rediscover and explore nature in Geelong city
Authors: Stephen Parker, Ty Caling, Lizzie Strickland, Danielle Bain

Page number: 60-63 

Reports A Global and Local Perspective Healthy Parks Healthy People

A Global and Local Perspective: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Parks Victoria’s pioneering approach to park management gains international momentum
Authors: Ling Han and Kathryn Campbell

Page number: 64-67

Parks  Landscapes Using Active Design to Create Healthy Public Spaces Activating New York City

Using Active Design to Create Healthy Public Spaces: Activating New York City
Adapted from New York City’s Active Design Guidelines that encourage design professionals to use urban planning and architecture to promote public health
Authors: Suzanne Nienaber, Reena Agarwal and Emily Young

Page number: 68-77 

Parks  Landscapes An Evidence Based Approach to Designing Healing Landscapes

An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Landscapes: The Business Case and Funding for Therapeutic Gardens
An Excerpt from Therapeutic Landscapes on the need for parks in healthcare design
Author: Clare Cooper Marcus, Naomi A. Sachs

Page number: 78-83 

Project Features Pergola of Maximapark

Pergola of Maximapark: Ready for Ecology Colonisation
A pergola designed for ecological colonisation has revitalised a major park in the Netherlands
Authors: Adriaan Geuze

Page number: 84-95

Project Features The Star Vista

The Star Vista: The Bold Shape of Landscapes to Come
A monumental mall takes the sculptural, fantastical form of a striking geological landform
Author: Henry Steed

Page number: 86-105

Project Features One North Park Phase 1

One North Park Phase 1: Evolving a Park for Connectivity
A concept of park evolution allows the park’s design and amenities to evolve over time
Authors: Henry Steed

Page number: 106-115

Interview Conversation with Liak Teng Lit

Conversation with Liak Teng Lit: A Vision for Community Health Through Gardens
The Group CEO of Alexandra Health System behind Khoo Teck Puat Hospital shares his progressive vision for healthcare and community spaces
Authors: Narelle Yabuka

Page number: 116-121

Ecology Environmental and Development Goals Coexist in Singapore

Environmental and Developmental Goals Coexist in Singapore: Rewriting Old Narratives
Implications of Singapore’s improved rank in the Environmental Performance Index by Yale and Columbia Universities
Author: Amy Weinfurter

Page number: 122-127

Ecology Enhancing Biodiversity in Singapore with Nature Ways

Enhancing Biodiversity in Singapore with Nature Ways: Seeking Nature’s Mysterious Ways
Growing an islandwide ecological network to protect and boost Singapore’s flora and fauna
Author: Chow I-hui

Page number: 128-133

 Commentary Designing the Urban Physical Environment for Better Health

Designing the Urban Physical Environment for Better Health: New Understandings of Health
The need for a more holistic and salutogenic understanding of health in spatial design
Author: Alan Dilani and Angelia Sia

Page number: 134-139

 Commentary Getting Close to Nature

Getting Close to Nature: Down to a Lifestyle Choice
The appeal of nature as a lifestyle choice
Author: Christine Vogt

Page number: 140-145