Green Growth in Bandung, Indonesia

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Bandung Metropolitan Area (BMA) is home to 8.6 million people and is Indonesia’s second-largest urban agglomeration. Rapid growth has created a number of challenges for the city, including traffic congestion, air pollution, municipal solid waste and water access and management. The BMA also faces several acute disaster risks primarily related to flooding and seismic activity. The area will need to address these challenges in order to continue sustainable development and to benefit from its environmental assets.

Urban green growth policies encourage economic development while reducing either its negative environmental or the consumption of natural resources and environmental assets, including water, energy and undeveloped land.  This report, part of the OECD Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia project, explores policies, practices and governance systems to promote green growth in Bandung, Indonesia, and provides recommendations for enhancing Bandung’s green growth potential.



The economic and environmental performance of Bandung

Chapter 1 examines Bandung’s economic, social and environmental performance. It first presents how the city’s population has evolved over the last decade as well as provides an assessment of the city’s socioeconomic growth. Environmental trends and green growth challenges are then discussed. This chapter is structured into the following four sections: 

1) demographic characteristics of the Bandung Metropolitan Area

2) the BMA’s socio-economic structure

3) environmental trends and challenges for green growth

4) Bandung’s institutional landscape


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