30 Jun '16, 4pm

Putting nature at the heart of sustainable cities

Putting nature at the heart of sustainable cities

British architect Andrew Grant believes that in order for people living in cities to have a holistic and well-adjusted quality of life, they must have meaningful physical and emotional encounters with nature. This belief is at the heart of the design philosophy adopted by Grant Associates, the landscape architecture firm he founded in 1997 and now heads. The UK-based company is known for designing the Bay South area of Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay, an award-winning park located in the city-state’s central business district. Grant attributes the success and popularity of Gardens by the Bay to its ability to rekindle “human instincts about the beauty and wonder of nature”. The Gardens enhance the liveability of the city by serving as a ‘green lungs’ in an urban jungle, and to raise awareness of the need for sustainability and conservation, he says. This conviction i...

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