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Title: FUTURE GARDEN CITY: POSTERITY RENATURALISATION PROGRAM
Authors: WEI DAXIN
Keywords: 2020-2021
Architecture
Master's
MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE
Richard Ho Weng Hin
Design Thesis
Design Track
Issue Date: 12-Jul-2021
Citation: WEI DAXIN (2021-07-12). FUTURE GARDEN CITY: POSTERITY RENATURALISATION PROGRAM. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Human has become the greatest geophysical force on the planet (Edward, 2002). Natural resources are harvested at massive scale to fuel unsustainable development, which have led to mass extinction and climate change. Environmental degradation, being one of the most concerning issues in this century, has not been effectively dealt with despite wide media coverage and its potential threat to our existence. Such indifference towards environmental catastrophe shows a missing ‘connection’ between nature and the bulk of urban dwellers (Wilson, 2014). Singapore prides herself as a Garden City from a government led greening effort which began in 1967 (K. Y. Lee, 2008). Despite the fact that the movement had took on new names such as ‘City in a Garden’ (Lang, 2008) and ‘City in Nature’ (NPark, 2020), the fundamental approach and underlying agenda remain constant. On the surface, the country appears to be biophilic and ecological friendly with abundant manicured green space. Whilst Singaporeans never lacked physical access to green space around the city, a deeper dive into the subject matter reveals minimal interaction between human and nature. Our artificial vegetation coverage, or the ‘Green Cloak’, a term that I used in this report, is in fact a curse in disguise. Absence of emotional connection has led to degradation to our environment, which spurred this thesis to uncover underlying flaws with the existing Garden City approach and to propose new methodology with architectureal intervention to reconnect nature and posterity for sustainable development of future ‘City in Nature’.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223571
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