THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 11, Issue 2, May 2016

 

1. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF BUILDING PERMITS PROCEDURES IN SLOVENIA AND CROATIA: DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLIFICATION MODEL

Tatjana JOVANOVIĆ
Aleksander ARISTOVNIK
Tereza ROGIĆ LUGARIĆ

The paper analyses the procedural stages for obtaining a permit in Slovenia and Croatia, based on the legal requirements, additionally concerning the number of stages and the investors’ costs based on World Bank data (Doing Business). It analyses the differences and similarities but also the advantages and disadvantages in the area. It reveals a generic model based on common characteristics of the procedures in both countries and provides guidelines for renewing and complementing the current process for obtaining building permits.   ...

2. FROM LIBERAL TO RESTRICTIVENESS: AN OVERVIEW OF 25 YEARS OF RETAIL PLANNING IN ENGLAND  

Pedro Porfírio Coutinho GUIMARAES

The development of cities to peripheral locations had a profound impact on town centres. Alongside with these changes, retail also evolved, whether locating peripherally, whether through the appearance of new formats. The public intervention through retail planning has been focusing on the protection of town centres and in the preservation of small retail.   ...

3. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE DUE TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN MEXICAN CITIES: URBAN-ARCHITECTURAL APPROACH

Silverio HERNÁNDEZ-MORENO
José Antonio HERNÁNDEZ-MORENO
Bianca G. ALCARAZ-VARGAS

The present paper is a review article for the regulatory framework about climate change focus on reduce the gas emissions on the greenhouse effect of the Mexican cities under an urban-architectural perspective, and from this revision the authors propose a guide (ten points) that can be helpful to take in consideration for planning and pre-designing of cities and components, such as urban infrastructure and equipment.   ...

4. "NEW" DIRECTION OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT FROM A CENTRAL EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

Zoltán BUJDOSÓ
Tibor KOVÁCS
Szűcs CSABA
Zsolt BRAMBAUER

While big cities of the developing world grew intensely the ones in the the developed world had started shrinking, first demographically and then occasionally and consequentially in a physical sense as well. This demographic and economic shrinking process triggers specific consequences in all the areas of the urban development processes. .   ... 

5. THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND APPLICATION OF WEB-BASED TOURISM DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Tarmiji MASRON
Norhasimah ISMAIL
Azizan MARZUKI

Decision support system (DSS) can be defined as an interactive computer-based information system which is designed to support and give solutions to decision problems where there is a geographic or spatial component to the decision, with interactive capabilities to improve the understanding of the problem through the use of models and data processing. Web-based DSS is a system that links decision support information or tools to decision-makers through web environment or internet.   ...