Singapore and the city greening strategy
Escape from the city and explore Singapore’s green spaces for some tranquility.
The campaign was successful beyond expectations. All Singaporeans clearly feel the benefits they are inheriting when taking care of Mother Nature.
In the last five years, the plan of planting trees in Singapore has entered a new phase - towards diversified biological preservation. If this country has developed in the style of "garden in the city", it is now striving to become a " city in garden " by 2016. The tiny island lies between the green areas and a bustling metropolis nestled under the lush crust.
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Not only that, more than 300 large parks, many trees also appear on high-rise buildings. Every 300 meters, Singaporeans come across a cool green park. The fresh environment has helped the country continue to pursue, meet the needs of leisure as well as the lifestyle of the residents - who are increasingly wealthy.
Singapore is a city state with one of the highest population densities in the world
Even more attractive is this environment, making Singapore an attractive destination for talented people and businesses. Green policy has helped the country become the most vibrant and freshest in the world.
A new complex project of "Foster and Partners" stretches across the street. But the complex has set new trends through a large undulating roof - a green veranda.
In tropical climates like Singapore, the need to cool and protect people from direct sunlight as well as sheltering them from heavy rains is a big priority.
Tourists are gaining new ways to explore the city-state's farms and gardens of today.
Through the arcs, the roof is designed to receive wind at the entrance and suck air through the air as a natural ventilation. Along with the solar panels that supply electricity, solar water pipes that provide hot water, rainwater retention and certain levels of shelter are perfectly suited to green plants, the complexes upwards "Green" in every aspect of the world.
Singapore authorities are now more cautious about planting plans, preserving the natural heritage as well as the consensus of the people. Despite the area of only 700 square kilometers and 5.4 million people living together, the country is still growing green. "If you cut down all the trees, Singapore will become a dark and ugly land," Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew shared.
"People are happiest when they connect with nature," said Chris Trott of "Foster and Partners." He believes that design plans and legislation can create awareness in the minds of both developers and the community.
And Singapore aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16 percent by 2020, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.