Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Peter G. Rowe, Limin Hee
    Pages 1-9 Open Access
  3. Peter G. Rowe, Limin Hee
    Pages 10-35 Open Access
  4. Peter G. Rowe, Limin Hee
    Pages 36-57 Open Access
  5. Peter G. Rowe, Limin Hee
    Pages 58-81 Open Access
  6. Peter G. Rowe, Limin Hee
    Pages 82-113 Open Access
  7. Peter G. Rowe, Limin Hee
    Pages 114-129 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 130-152

About this book


This open access book highlights Singapore’s development into a city in which water and greenery, along with associated environmental, technical, social and political aspects have been harnessed and cultivated into a liveable sustainable way of life. It is also a story about a unique and thoroughgoing approach to large-scale and potentially transferable water sustainability, within largely urbanized circumstances, which can be achieved, along with complementary roles of environmental conservation, ecology, public open-space management and the greening of buildings, together with infrastructural improvements.


Garden city City in nature Deforestation Singapore’s changing landscape Clean and green Post-colonial developments Singapore’s constraints Singapore’s closed loop system Stock-Flow Depictions Botanical gardens Horticultural gardens open access book on green cities

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter G. Rowe
    • 1
  • Limin Hee
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of DesignHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)SingaporeSingapore

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