THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Number 8(17), November 2010 

 

1. NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION – AN EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGE FOR URBAN COMMUNITIES

Eugen ROŞCA

Aura RUSCĂ
Anamaria ILIE
Florin RUSCĂ
University Politehnica of Bucharest
Romania

 

The continuous growth of the urban traffic threats cities with “thrombosis“, generating social, economic and ecological long term problems. The paper outlines the positive externalities induced by the non-motorized transportation (walking, bicycling or small-wheeled transport) at individual, social and environmental level. ...

2. WATER, SANITATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN URBAN FRINGE SETTLEMENTS IN NIGERIA

Yekeen A. SANUSI

Federal University of Technology

Nigeria

The importance of water and sanitation facilities has been reflected in the measurement of human development and in their inclusion in Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Water and sanitation facilities attain a unique situation at the urban fringes. ...

3. THE HIGH-SPEED RAIL DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTHEAST MEGAREGION OF THE UNITED STATES:A CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS

Xueming CHEN

Virginia Commonwealth University

United States of America

This paper examines the high-speed rail (HSR) development issues in the Northeast Megaregion of the United States (U.S.). Due to chronic underinvestment and a myriad of other factors, the only operational HSR in the U.S., i.e., Amtrak’s Acela Express, is lagging behind the Japanese Shinkansen and other advanced HSR systems in the world in its operating performance and relative modal importance ....

4. SOURCE SPECIFIC QUANTIFICATION AND CHARACTERISATION OF SOLID WASTE ALONG A SANDY BEACH IN CAPE COAST, GHANA

Isaac M. BRYANT
Frederick A. ARMAH
Alex N.M. PAPPOE

University of Cape Coast

Ghana

Ghana is dealing with extensive urban periphery settlements due to the massive migration of rural inhabitants to the cities, especially to the political and economic capital, Accra and other regional capitals including Cape Coast.   ...

5. PROMOTING GREEN TOURISM FOR FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY

Alhilal FURQAN
Ahmad Puad MAT SOM
Rosazman HUSSIN

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Malaysia

Green tourism is defined as environmentally friendly tourism activities with various focuses and meanings. In a broad term, green tourism is about being an environmentally friendly tourist or providing environmentally friendly tourist servicest. ... 

6. DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRONIC BUSINESSES IN REAL ESTATE

Nicolae Radu MÂRŞANUU
Constantin Alin GHERAN

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

The current paperwork is made to describe the neccesity of a web application development named eChirie.ro specialized in renting nieche from real estate domain, following the economic impact of this project in today’s Bucharest society. ...

7. TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN MALAYSIA. A REVIEW ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT POLICIES

Azizan MARZUKI

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Malaysia

Tourism development in Malaysia began since 1960s. Embarking on the strategy to develop rural areas and provide diversity in national economy, tourism industry drastically become as the second most important sector after petroleum.  ...