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Three secret sauces to designing green cities

With them, less energy-dependent buildings can be designed, built and maintained.

Solaris@One-North, a commercial building in Ayer Rajah, has a 1.5km spiral garden that increases the amount of green surfaces by 11/2 times. It is a winner of the Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework (Leaf) award.

The recent global heat wave that has claimed hundreds of lives has once again thrown the debate on climate change wide open. Climate change certainly feels real, and backed by meteorological data, can indeed be proven to be real. Industrialisation has often been linked to global warming, and...