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Singapore Aims to Become a City in a Garden

Grist – August 11, 2011
By David Roberts

Singapore Aims to Become a City in a Garden I really, really dig what Singapore is trying to do. Currently it's about half covered in green and wants to go farther: In Singapore's next "green road map," its 10-year development plan, the country aims to go from being "a garden city" to "a city in a garden." "The difference might sound very small," says Poon Hong Yuen, the chief executive of the country's National Parks Board, "but it's a bit like saying my house has a garden and my house is in the middle of a garden. What it means is having pervasive greenery, as well as biodiversity, including…
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