Sustainable Settlement Development: Land Use Change in Lakeside Tourism of Bandung


This article is based on research to analyze the spatial land use development in two lakesides of peri-urban Bandung, Cileunca and Ciburuy lakes. In developing countries, fast-growing populations, urbanization, and rising economic sectors cause a vast demand for residential areas and supporting facilities for the residents, work labors, and office workers. Consequently, in able to deliver those demands, development in the peri-urban area is inevitable. In peri-urban Bandung, some developments tend to happen nearby the lakes; it provides the source for water, basic sanitation, and recreational space for surrounding residents and visitors. Later, the dynamic change of land use also occurs, following the rapid expansion of industrial area and tourism business. Sustainable housing development in urban Bandung is arguably integrated into those dynamic activities of the peri-urban. The method of this research is comparing spatial transformation and empirical investigation to evaluate the driving forces behind the land use conversion in Lakeside area of peri-urban Bandung. The results show that the development and land use alteration in Situ Cileunca’s lakeside settlement area is intensifying after the tourism activities take place. Conversely, industrial expansion and proximity to Bandung city more likely influence the development of physical infrastructure in Situ Ciburuy’s lakeside.