THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2015

 

1. SPATIAL SEGREGATION OF IMMIGRANTS IN U.S. CITIES: EVIDENCE FROM THE UNITED STATES CENSUS

Felix HÖSCHLE

Wadim STRIELKOWSKI

Emily WELKINS

The paper analyzes the spatial segregation of immigrants in U.S. cities. Using the data from the United States Census on, preliminary, Asian-born individuals, we run a comprehensive analysis of immigrants’ herding and allocation in 23 U.S. major cities.   ...

2. SOLAR ENERGY POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPE 

Mihaela Pacesila

Solar energy is one of the most important renewable energy sources in Europe offering new possibilities to generate electricity and heat. In this context, the study provides accurate information about researches that characterize the solar resource and investigates the potential of solar energy in European countries. The analysis is also focused on the current status of market development including photovoltaic capacity, electricity production from solar photovoltaic power, solar thermal capacity and concentrated solar power plants in operation.  ...

3. SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IN A FOOD PRODUCTS MARKET

Rafael Suárez VEGA
José Luis Gutiérrez ACUÑA
Manuel Rodríguez DÍAZ

Market is a spatial reality characterized by two factors influencing the demand: the distribution system and the geographic component of the market. The aim of this article is to analyze the spatial behavior of consumer food products within a geographic market area including two different zones: urban and rural.   ...

4. DETERMINATION OF SPATIAL EXTENT OF LAND USE IN THE FRINGE OF JAKARTA METROPOLITAN: A SEMIVARIOGRAM ANALYSIS

Rahma FITRIANI
Eni SUMARMININGSIH

Spatial interaction of land use or commonly associated with externalities of land use is one factor which drives the land use change. A recent study indicates that the significance of land use externalities create sprawl – leapfrogged urban spatial pattern in the fringe of Jakarta Metropolitan. This inefficient development activity gives more pressure to the conservation area and the productive agricultural sites in the southern fringe.   ... 

5. URBAN EXPANSION ASSESSMENT BY USING REMOTELY SENSED DATA AND THE RELATIVE SHANNON ENTROPY MODEL IN GIS: A CASE STUDY OF TRIPOLI, LIBYA

Abubakr A. A. ALSHARIF
Biswajeet PRADHAN
Shattri MANSOR
Helmi Zulhaidi Mohd SHAFRI

Urban growth is a spatial dynamic phenomenon that indicates population growth, economic expansion, city importance level, and so on. The use of current and historical data in urbanization analysis is necessary in urban spatial studies and future urban planning. This research aims to study, examine, and assess the urban expansion of Tripoli spatially and temporally by using remotely sensed data, geographic information systems (GIS), and the statistical relative Shannon entropy model.   ...