Taking Urban Greening to a Higher Level
Singapore is a pioneer of city greening and the greening of buildings is a large part of its ‘Greener City’ initiative. For 36 years, Henry Steed has been part of the progression from Garden City to City in a Garden and developed a keen sense of what succeeds and what is less successful. The Government has developed innovative policies that revolutionise green city initiatives, such as LUSH, Community in Bloom, Landscape Replacement Areas, green buffers, tree conservation and many more. There is still, however, an inbuilt resistance amongst many built environment stakeholders to take the whole green city idea to a higher level. In many ways, long-established methods and habits are holding us back.