GREEN CITIES & URBAN LANDSCAPES, HOW DO THEY FIT
With lush greenery and landscapes integrated with modern architecture and buildings all over the island, Singapore is known globally as a Garden City. There has also been a conscious effort to maintain and live up to that title with green initiatives by various private and government agencies as land is getting scarce with each passing year. With the Singapore Green Plan 2030 already in motion, sustainable living, green economy, and city in nature are key pointers to take note of when planning for the future.
Singapore is home to countless native plants. To make way for roads, housing and other infrastructure, these plants were either removed or relocated to other parts of the island. However, as the nation progresses towards a fast-growing urban city, these plants were needed to help offset the nation’s carbon footprint. Thus, plans were drawn up to help redevelop the island’s green landscape with the help of NParks. Preserving the sanctity of natural spaces are also crucial as Singapore heads towards a greener economy. It is important that plants native to Singapore remain abundant as the country develops.
With the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore aims to create a more integrated network of parks, gardens and greenery that blends seamlessly with the urban city. To do this, the agencies responsible for the green landscape had to look upwards. The answer? Skyrise greenery. Skyrise Greenery plays an important part in contributing towards Singapore’s vision of a City in Nature. Due to the obvious scarcity of land space, Skyrise Greenery is essential towards the nation’s urban development, encompassing both rooftop and vertical greenery. It also seeks to add a new dimension of integrating greenery into the nation’s urban environment. The added greenery to many new developments in the country also contributes to the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of people in Singapore. Studies show that there are plenty of positive benefits we can get from regular exposure to greenery. Like onestop, greenery makes people feel more comfortable and relaxed in their environment.
Plant A Tree Programme at Sembawang Park
onestop is also mindful of the Singapore Green Plan 2030 and is doing its part to contribute to the environment. On 5th December 2020, onestop joined the “Plant A Tree Programme at Sembawang Park” with the aim to help Singapore achieve its goal of a City in Nature. Last year, onestop managed to plant 10 trees that are native to the island. These include the Annona Muricata, Litchi chinensis, Dimocarpus Longan and Morus Alba. While the names of the trees may seem unfamiliar, the fruits that they produce are not – they are commonly known as Soursop, Lychee, Longan and Mulberries. If you’re looking to have a closer look at the trees, just head down to Sembawang Park!
As the nation progresses, onestop shares the same vision and aspiration of sustainability and integration. We’re mindful of the natural surroundings and do our best to preserve as much as possible, by developing furniture that can stand the test of time and local conditions. We pride ourselves on integrating our products and furnishings to complement the natural landscape with as little waste as possible. If you share the same vision and are looking for help for your next space, get in touch with us here and we’ll assist you in planning for your next green project.
6 December 2021