THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 10, Issue 3, August 2015

 

1. BUENOS AIRES AND JAKARTA. FAILINGS AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN IMPROVING PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS

Andra CONDOR

The purpose of the present article is to provide a brief understanding of the challenges Jakarta and Buenos Aires are facing under the realm of the rapid social and spatial transformations dictated by the globalizing forces. The trajectory of this writing will as such, attempt to examine how state mediates these forces and to what extent they affect the physical environments of the two major cities by exploring the governmental approach to the city management and regulations of the water supply infrastructure and land use as key issues of development.  ...

2. THE ECONOMICAL, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF INFOMAL WASTE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING  

Stefan Gabriel BURCEA

The local economy of a community is equally supported by the formal sector, but also by the informal sector. While the formal economic activities are carried out through modern, technologized, industrialized means, within public or private organizations whose existence is officially recognized and benefiting from the protection of the authorities, the informal activities exist outside the officially control and protection system....

3. 27-F EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS IN CHILE: AN APPROACH TO URBAN VULNERABILITY IN THE RECONSTRUCTION MASTER PLAN OF DUAO, ILOCA AND LA PESCA

Luis Eduardo GONZALEZ

In Chile, the 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on February 27th 2010, made noticeable the necessity to Plan the Reconstruction of little towns and coves on the Central Chile costal edge that were affected by this natural disaster. For this reason, since 2010 onwards, the Government began different creative design programs in the search for the best way to carry through a sustainable Reconstruction in those urban centers which had been devastated by tsunami.   ...

4. WALKING TO LOCAL DESTINATIONS; PERCEIVED VERSUS ACTUAL DISTANCE

Ali SOLTANI
Seyed Hosein HOSEINI
Omid TALEBI

Walking is regarded as the easiest and simplest positive change that can be made to improve human health indirectly. As the most common form of physical activity, walking may be encouraged by opportunities for utilitarian walking, as those who live in areas with higher accessibility to local destinations are more likely to walk longer distances. However, the critical question is that how close destinations need to be for residents to know they are located and consequently walk to them. .   ... 

5. TUNISIAN COASTAL CITIES ATTRACTIVENESS AND AMENITIES

Ben Said FOUED

The aim of this paper is to explain the density variation among coastal cities by the availability of amenities inside cities. A spatial index of cities attractiveness is computed through the Kulldorff scan statistic technique. Spatial pattern of density clusters revealed that northern delegations are more attractive than southern delegations and historical business centers of big cities become less attractive for residential population.   ...