THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Number 7(16), August 2010 

 

1. THE POLITICAL INSTITUTIONAL DETERMINANTS OF LAND-USE CHANGE AND SPRAWL: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL

Anthony S. CLARK

Lindenwood University

 United States of America

This paper proposes a conceptual land-use change model that includes a framework for analyzing the political institutional determinants of land-use change. The model is used to explain several previous empirical findings and to generate testable hypotheses. The government bias for sprawl is addressed in the context of the model. ...

2. EMPOWERING CITIZENS’ VOICES IN THE ERA OF E-GOVERNMENT: IMPLICATIONS FROM SOUTH KOREAN CASES

Joon Hyoung LIM

Korea University

Republic of Korea

The rise of the Internet sparked an intense debate on the democratic potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs). This research illustrates how web technologies enable ordinary citizens to articulate their interests in policy processes and enhance the organizational intelligence of local governments. ...

3. ORIENTATION OF COMMUNICATION ROUTES AND BALANCED REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Alexandru-Ionuţ PETRIŞOR

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism

Romania

Territorial development depends on territorial discontinuities, provided that the region is born of discontinuities, lives through them and is killed by them. Moreover, the equilibrium, as a goal of territorial cohesion, aims to reduce the gaps between regions, paying a special attention to deeply disadvantaged areas. ....

4. INDICATORS OF URBAN SUSTAINABILITY IN MEXICO

Silverio HERNÁNDEZ-MORENO

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Mexico

The principal objective of this project is to summarize the characteristics that define urban sustainability in Mexican cities; its basic principles and the advantages of their application in the development of future cities, as well as the description of the indicators of urban sustainability that directly affect the development of communities, from households, colonies or neighbourhoods to cities or regions.   ...

5. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF A CITY BY USING A FOOTBALL CLUB

Vlad ROŞCA

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

The aim of the article is to present ideas upon which a model of sustaianble development through a football team (or club) can be set in practice. Football clubs represent more than just a simple sporting organization. They are a driver of the economy and of the society, and can also contribute to the local environment. The article focuses upon how the authorities of a city can use the local football club in order to reach economical, social and environmental development. ... 

6. THE ROLE OF URBAN TOURISM IN THE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF BRASOV AREA

Ruxandra Irina POPESCU
Razvan-Andrei CORBOS

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

The present work proposes to analyze the importance of tourism in the development of an urban area. Taking into consideration the areas with touring potential existing in Romania, we chose Brasov, whose variety of resources in this field, can offer countless possibilities of developing the area. ...

7. ASPECTS OF ECONOMIC LIFE IN FRANCOLISE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES

Giancarlo BOVA

Piazzolla Academy

Italy

Francolise is a small farm and thermal town that rises on the right bank of the river Volturno, in the territory of Calvi Risorta, in the province of Caserta. It is well known above all for its embattled castle dating back to about the thirteenth century and for the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie where the wooden sculpture of the Madonna del Castello (fourteenth century) and the painting of the Madonna del Cardellino (fifteenth century) are kept.  ...