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Vertical Garden City, Singapore
by Tan Puay Yok
(2013)

Singapore is a modern, cosmopolitan city that is claiming its place as a global city of the world. This has emerged amidst dramatic transformation of its landscapes since its founding at the start of the 19th century. This is only possible through a deliberate approach of actively reinstating greenery to replace natural spaces that have been inadvertently lost during urbanisation.

Vertical garden city, Singapore describes the skyrise greening movement and efforts in Singapore, and profiles selected projects in the city that exemplify innovation, creativity and the boldness to try new ideas. This book also explores how an ecological perspective can help to derive more functions from skyrise greenery. It is a valuable resource to those who want to know more about Singapore’s efforts in greening its vertical spaces.


The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the urban habitat

 

 EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture 

Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes

 

The Professional
Design Guide to
Green Roofs

by Jason Pomercy
(2013)

 

by Laura Mandel
(2013)

 

by April Philips
(2013)

 

by Karla Dakin, Lisa Lee Benjamin and Mindy Pantiel
(2013)
 

Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so intrinsic to society’s day-to-day interactions and communal activities. (2014)

Read "Jason Pomeroy's 'Skycourts and Skygarden' Book Launch Event" from Archinect and "Esquire Magazine & Heineken celebrate the book launch of ‘The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the Urban Habitat.'

 
 

Philadelphia Green Roof Designer Writes First Full-Length Book on Rooftop Agriculture - EAT UP | The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

Green roof designer, landscape architect, and Philadelphia-native Lauren Mandel breaks down the lofty notions of Rooftop Agriculture in the first full-length book about rooftop food production. (2013)

Read "She hopes to get you ‘high’ with fresh produce – New book on rooftop agriculture by Mt. Airy author" in by the Chestnut Hill Local by Lou Mancinelli.
 

 A comprehensive overview of edible landscapes—complete with more than 300 full-color photos and illustrations

Designing Urban Agriculture is about the intersection of ecology, design, and community. Showcasing projects and designers from around the world who are forging new paths to the sustainable city through urban agriculture landscapes, it creates a dialogue on the ways to invite food back into the city and pave a path to healthier communities and environments.

 

 The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development – even in the built environment. Ecosystem Services come to Town: greening cities by working with nature demonstrates how to make urban environments greener.

Green Roofs and
Rooftop Gardens
(BBG Guides for a Greener Planet)
by Beth Hanson
2012

 
Vertical Garden:
From Nature to City
(Revised & Updated)

by Patrick Blanc
2012
Ecosystem Services Come To Town: Greening Cities by Working with Nature
by Gary Grant
2012
Sustainable Design:
A Critical Guide
,
by David Bergman
2012

The Rise of Living Architecture Commemorative Edition celebrates the contribution of more than 50 leading experts to the development of the green roof and wall industry over the past decade
2012
Up on the Roof:
New York's Hidden
Skyline Spaces

by Alex MacLean,
2012
Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls,
by Noémie Vialard,
2012
Green roofs and biodiversity: Can Green Roofs provide habitat for invertebrates in an urban environment?
by Gyongyver Kadas,
2011

Living Architecture:
Green Roofs and Walls
,
by Graeme Hopkins and Christine Goodwin,
2011

Shanghai Expo
Vertical Greening,
by Wang Xianmin,
2011
Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture,
by Diana Balmori and Joel Sanders,
2011
Rooftop Gardens,
by Denise LeFrak Calicchio, Roberta Amon, Norman McGrath, Dominique Browning,
et al.,

2011

Small Green Roofs:
Low-Tech Options for Greener Living
,

Paperback by
Edmund C. Snodgrass, Nigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge,
and John Little
2011
Read an excerpt from this book here: Small Green Roofs: Ancaya Garden Shed
Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces,
by Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet,
2011
The Vertical Farm:
Feeding the World in
the 21st Century
,
Dickson Despommier,
2011
The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening,
by Thomas Christopher, Rick Darke, Douglas W. Tallamy, Toby Hemenway, John Greenlee with Neil Diboll, Eric Toensmeier, David Wolfe, Ed Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre, Elaine Ingham, Sustainable Sites Initiative, David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth
2011

Retrofitting Office Buildings to Be Green and Energy-Efficient: Optimizing Building Performance, Tenant Satisfaction, and Financial Return,
by Leanne Tobias, [Article by Ralph Velasquez],
2010
The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance,
by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre,
2010
DIY Guide to
Green & Living Roofs,
by John Little and
Dusty Gedge,
2010
Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources: Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation,
by James L. Sipes,
2010

Green Roofs and Facades,
by Gary Grant,
2010
Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning,
by Timothy Beatley,
2010
Green Roof Construction and Maintenance,
by Kelly Luckett,
2009
Building Green, New Edition: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs,
by Clarke Snell and Tim Callahan,
2009

Green Roof Systems: A Guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Building Over Structure,
by Susan Weiler, Katrin Scholz-Barth,
2009
Organic Architecture,
by Javier Senosiain, Fernando de Haro, and Omar Fuentes,
2008
The Vertical Garden: From
Nature to the City,

by Patrick Blanc,
2008
Green Roofs in Sustainable Landscape Design,
by Steven L. Cantor,

2008

Award Winning
Green Roof Designs
,
by Steven Peck,
2008
Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls,
by Nigel Dunnett,
2008
A Selection of Plants for Green Roofs in Singapore,
by Puay Yok Tan and
Angelia Sia,
2008
Vertical Gardens,
by Anna Lambertini,
2007

Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture,
by Liat Margolis
2007
Green Roofs: Ecological Design and Construction,
by Earth Pledge Foundation,
2007
Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse,
by Heather Kinkade-Levario,
2007
Roof Garden,
by Wang Xianmin,
2007

Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors, Second Edition,
by J. William Thompson and Kim Sorvig,
2007
Green Roof: A Case Study: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design For the Headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architect,
by Christian Werthmann,
["Read Top-down approach"]
2007
Rain Gardens: Managing water sustainably in the garden and designed landscape,
by Nigel Dunnett and Andy Clayden,
2007
*
Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide,
by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Lucie L. Snodgrass,
2006
*

Sky Gardens: Rooftops, Balconies, and Terraces,
by Signe Nielsen,
2004
Naturación Urbana:
Cubiertas Ecológicas

(Segunda edicion),
by Julian Briz,
2004
Gardens in the Sky,
by Michele Osborne,
2003
Bio-Architecture,
by Javier Senosiain,
2003

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature,
by Janine M. Benyus,
2002
Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century,
by David Gissen,

2002
Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design (Integrative Studies in Water Management & Land
Deve),

by Robert L. France (Chapter by Tom Liptan), 2002
Cradle to Cradle:
Remaking the Way
We Make Things,

by William McDonough & Michael Braungart
,
2002 *

 
Wrightscapes: Frank Lloyd Wright's Landscape Designs,
by Charles E. Aguar,
2002 *
A Trellis for Mr. Ellis,
by A.G. Ellis,
2002
*
Roof Gardens:
History, Design, and
Construction,

by Theodore Osmundson,

1997 *
 

 


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