Category Archives: Green Urban

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Green Living- Singapore’s Largest Sustainability and Design Show to Debut This Week

This weekend Green Living ,the first lifestyle event focusing on the eco-conscious users will open its doors. It is conceptualized as Singapore’s largest sustainability and design show, and showcases products…

The dining area by the pool where guests can taste the daily harvest prepared a la minute (image credit: Greenhost Hotel)

Sleeping on an Urban Farm: Waking Up to Rows of Greens in Jogjakarta

The last few years has seen growing interest in urban farming especially in big cities in many parts of the world. The increasing awareness on the importance of self-reliance in…

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Winter Cities: Enduring or embracing our climate?

As we read news on massive winter storm in US, our friend Melissa Reese Lim writes from New York- in the eye of the snowstorm- and poses a very valid…

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The World We Made: Dangling the Carrot of Future Sustainable Planet

  The world in 2050, if Sir Jonathon Porritt could have it his way would be genuinely sustainable instead of in a state of decaying beyond repair. Porritt offered an…

The bikes at one bike sharing terminal (image credit: Bugar)

Bandung’s Bike Sharing: One Year On

In June 2012 Mr. Dada Rosada, the mayor of Bandung officiated a bike sharing program called Bike.Bdg. The bike sharing program is not only the first in Bandung, but also…

Converting waste material into a new usable product (image courtesy of P!D)

Bringing upcycling project beyond the ‘oh-so-hip’ factor through participatory design approach in one Singapore neighbourhood

Green Asia Force talked to the dynamic duo behind P!D (Participate In Design), Jan Lim and Mizah Rahman. They explained that P!D started as part of a Master’s thesis in…

Recent flood in East Jakarta (image courtesy of C.Effendi)

The ‘Biopori’ Phenomenon: Self-Reliance in Indonesian Capital in the Face of Annual Flooding

Sumur biopori or biopori holes has been widely known in Indonesia for several years. Biopori holes was claimed to be able to minimize flooding, help channeling rainwater runoff back to…

Public playing area on Marina Barrage in Singapore, probably the biggest greenroof in the city (image by D.Tunas for GAF)

Green Roofing Our City: A Green Lesson from Rotterdam

In order to entice more inhabitants and visitors to the inner city, Rotterdam is in a quest to create pleasant living, working and recreating. The city planners recognized that an…

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A River Runs Through It: A Sustainability Lesson from Singapore in Preventing Floods

One of the most common problems shared with many countries in the tropical region is flooding. Comes the monsoon season, many urban dwellers in the flood-prone regions anxiously await for…

Lively semi outdoor fountain area in the evening

Shopping Malls as Town Squares in the Tropics: How Sustainable Are They?

Last week I spent a few hours on a one fine day guiding a group of enthusiastic geography majored undergraduate students from UVA (University of Amsterdam) accompanied by a group…

Open shops fronting corridor

The Star Vista- Singapore’s first naturally cooled mall: a model of mall building of the future?

The recently completed Star Performing Arts Centre is the latest edition to ever growing list of environmentally inclined architectural projects in Singapore. Designed by Aedas, it is a 54.000 sq.m…