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 smart city vision and green growth in Bandung     

Chapter 3 examines opportunities offered by smart city tools, and in particular digital technologies, to encourage green growth in the Ban dung Metropolitan Area (BMA). “Smart City Bandung” is one of the driving visions developed by the City of Bandung to enhance the attractiveness and performance of the city. In this context, it is worth exploring how existing smart city projects can support BMA’s green growth and how they can be enhanced. This chapter is structured into the following five sections:

1) tailoring Bandung’s smart city vision to green growth objectives

2) enhancing data and knowledge on green growth Bandung

3) enhancing transport and energy infrastructure’s performance

4) making Bandung resilient to natural disaster risk

5) ensuring inclusive development.

This chapter benefited from discussions at the third OECD Knowledge-Sharing Workshop on Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia, held in Bandung on 7-8 May 2015 and supported by the OECD Knowledge Sharing Alliance


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