SURABAYA STRATEGY TO ANSWER AIR POLLUTION IMPROVEMENTIntan Ayu Pratiwi and Rusdiana Puspa Ayu
Surabaya as metropolitan city and 2nd biggest city in Indonesia has a challenge especially in air pollution. Increasing population, mass transportation, industry and regional economic give bad result in air pollutant. Increasing population from 2014 to 2017 goes up until 7.75%. Increasing the population can also increase the level of air pollution. Problems in this research is to present of result and analysis of management of green open space Kota Surabaya to achieve air pollutant control. Focus of this research is not only on biology and environment but also on economic, population and climate in Surabaya. This research was conducted using qualitative methods from observation and official documents of related instance. This research concludes that green open space management in 2014 and 2017 that are managed by Dinas Kebersihan and Pertamanan (Park and Sanitary Office) Kota Surabaya has good strategy in plant selection to increase the quality of air. Although area of green open space had minor reduction and increase in population as well as economic sector. In 2017, Surabaya can archive 90.26 value of air pollution index or increase 6.83% from 2014. This condition present the quality of green open space can be reached beyond plant selection.