The math is impressive. In the last 25 years, the population of Singapore has nearly doubled, to more than five million. Over the same period, its green cover — planted areas that appear green on satellite photos, from parks to rooftops — has increased from a little more than a third of the city-state’s area to nearly half.
But it is not enough. 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 wildlife, all around you — via redwolf.newsvine.com