GREENING THE VERTICAL GARDEN CITY
Can we truly ‘green’ the high-rise, high-density tropical city and bring ourselves closer to nature? This book argues that we can. The many ways to set a major city in an enormous garden have been tried and tested in Singapore, making it one of the greenest cities on earth.
As cities strive to accommodate larger populations, there is logic in building upwards rather than outwards. High rise buildings provide far larger floor areas than the footprint. Those floor areas do not have to be indoors. Fully landscaped outdoor spaces, activity areas and connectors linking buildings can be woven into the horizontal and vertical fabric at many levels, from basement to the top of buildings.