THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 10, Issue 4, November 2015

 

1. DRIVERS OF ECO-INNOVATION WITHIN WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FIELD

Corina MARINESCU
Carmen Nadia CIOCOIU
Claudiu CICEA

The need for eco-innovation in the waste electrical and electronic equipment field (WEEE, e-waste) raised not only from environmental or sustainable reasons, but also from economic and social perspectives. This article provides an overview of the literature regarding eco-innovation and distinctive ways to consider its determinants or drivers.  ...

2. SURVIVING IN LIMBO: AN INSIGHT INTO SLOVENIA’S INFORMAL PRIVATE RENTED HOUSING SECTOR  

Richard SENDI
Barbara Černič MALI

While the private rented sector has been abundantly discussed in Western European countries, its role and manner of functioning in the post-socialist Central and Eastern European countries have been inadequately addressed in the scholarly discourse. This situation is reflected in the all too evident scarcity of internationally accessible academic deliberations on the characteristics of the sector in the region.   ...

3. COMPUTER SIMULATION AS MEANS OF URBAN TRAFFIC ELEMENTS DESIGN

Martin STRAKA
Peter TREBUŇA
Dominika STRAKOVÁ

Malaysia

This article is devoting to using of computer simulation for needs of solution and designing of urban elements of traffic. Road, crossroad, tram , rail and trolley road but also metro and different kinds of underground and over ground roads belong to basic elements of traffic in urban nodes and for every this elements their common element - stop.     ...

4. URBAN AESTHETICS AND SOCIAL FUNCTION OF ACTUAL PUBLIC SPACE: A DESIRABLE BALANCE

Sergio GARCÍA-DOMÉNECH  

A city’s public space has undergone significant changes during the twentieth century. Those changes have affected both form and social function. Public space has suffered crises and revivals, but despite all its changes, it currently still plays a significant role for citizens. Mediterranean culture remains a valid tradition of public consciousness, which is evident in the urban space itself.  ... 

5. COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT BETWEEN AREA BASED AND PATCH BASED GIBBS-MARTIN DIVERSIFICATION INDEX FOR LAND USE PATTERN ANALYSIS

Nilanchal PATEL
Anupama RAWAT

Fragmentation of the land covers and land use comprises both the area and patch dimensions. In the present study, we have employed the Gibbs-Martin (GM) diversification index in order to determine the diversification in rapidly urbanizing Ranchi city, capital of Jharkhand state, India, considering both the area and patch dimension of the different land use and land covers present in the area.   ...

6. EVALUATING URBAN SERVICE ACCESSIBILITY IN THE MEDIUM SIZED CITIES OF IRAN

Sedigheh LOTFI

Ayoub MANOUCHERI MIANDOAB

It is a long tradition in urban planning that objective factors are used for study of urban life. However, this approach could be useful in first place to illustrate the level of resident's satisfaction and their environmental quality of life. But the reality is that concentrating only on the objective characteristics regardless to the subjective characters could be misleading because researches show that an objective quality necessarily does not mirror the subjective one.   ...