2019 Volume 7 Issue 2 Pages 36-52
Malang is the second largest city in East Java after Surabaya. In general, the problems in Malang are similar to those in other big cities in Indonesia. Although urbanization is especially important for economic growth, it results in the degradation of environmental quality and promotes flooding, congestion, urban infrastructure problems, and slums. The tendency of the built-up area of Malang to increase faster, along with the population growth and development expansion, indicates that the city will surpass the region's holding capacity sooner than it should. Such conditions create an uncomfortable living environment. One way to make the city more comfortable, safe and in harmony with nature is to apply the green city (GC) concept. The purpose of this study is to analyse and evaluate the implementation of the GC concept in Malang. This research employs the gap analysis method, which compares the ideal GC conditions with the actual conditions in Malang. The results indicate that of the eight GC indicators, Malang focuses on three: green planning and design, green open space, and green community. Building construction comprises the lowest score of 0%, while the highest score is green open space indicator with 50%.