Landscape Planning in Singapore

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NUS Press, 2001 - Architecture - 194 pages
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"Landscape architecture plays a vital role in creating Singapore's Garden City image that has earned wide international recognition. This book helps to explain the Republic's successful implementation of environmental policies since independence to achieve its present day image. There are ten chapters in the book. The first three cover background information, the historical setting and the work of the current government. The approach is to evaluate different plans against natural, social and sensory criteria. The next six chapters are case studies, selected to show landscape planning policies in more detail. The last chapter includes a discussion of comments made about Singapore's landscapes followed by a summary. The book is illustrated by a profusion of maps, diagrams plans and photographs."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
Introduction
3
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
16
Landscape Planning during the Colonial Period
19
Landscape Planning since Independence 45
47
The Environs of Yishun New Town 87
83
Pasir Ris New Town
103
The Singapore Zoological Gardens l I
115
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
131
The Singapore River
143
The Offshore Islands
157
Discussion and Summary
185
COLOUR PLATES
187
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