THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2011 

 

1. THE INFLUENCE OF BUCHAREST’S METRO NETWORK DEVELOPMENT ON URBAN AREA ACCESSIBILITY

Vasile DRAGU

Cristina ŞTEFĂNICĂ
Ştefan BURCIU
University Politehnica of Bucharest
Romania

The paper tries to evaluate the influence of the Bucharest metro network development on the urban areas accessibility and to characterize its homogeneity. In the case study the homogeneity index is determined according to which some conclusions regarding the actual metro network situation are drawn. The network poles accessibility was also determined, the quality of service of the inhabitants from the five studied areas being characterized. Some correlations between the accessibility and the population and between the accessibility and the population density were made, some conclusions upon the further network developments being drawn. ...

2. URBAN TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT AND CUSTOMER PERCEIVED QUALITY: A CASE STUDY IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA OF CAGLIARI, ITALY

Benedetto BARABINO

University of Cagliari

Italy

Eusebio DEIANA

Technomobility S.r.l, Cagliari

Italy

Proto TILOCCA

CTM S.p.A, Cagliari

Italy

Liberalization processes and the threats posed by ever increasing competition have forced public transport companies in Italy to pay a closer attention to their customers, so to enhance loyalty and demand for transport. These customer-targeted strategies have been responsible for some significant changes of otherwise consolidated practices, in an attempt to lure new transit riders and discourage potential competitors from entering local markets. ...

3. INTEGRATING DIGITAL ECONOMY AND GREEN ECONOMY: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Carmen Nadia CIOCOIU

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

Digital economy and green economy are the most important subjects on the environmental policy agenda in the last years. The first section of the paper examine the current state of thinking on the environmental impact of digital economy, especially of ICT, while the second section looks at what is known as the green economy and the most recent initiatives in this area. Both are paradigms that have become proeminent in the separate worlds of ITC policy and sustainable development. The integration between them leads to new paradigms and creates opportunities for sustainable development, also for economic recovery in the context of recent crises. ...

4. ANALYSIS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN ROMANIA’S CENTER DEVELOPMENT REGION

Andreea Ileana ZAMFIR

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

Nowadays various problems and requirements of the society and of the development of cities and regions may be solved by using environmental technologies that provide energy from different renewable sources. Therefore, this study examines the renewable energy potential in one of Romania’s development regions that is Center Development Region. The findings of this study reveal that this region has high renewable energy potential, distributed in all its six counties, which makes Center Region an attractive location for people who want to invest in green energy. The study was carried out by combining a wide variety of sources, such as statistics, research reports and articles. The results reported in this study could be used for further research in the area of implementing green energy projects for urban development of the regions.   ...

5. URBAN PLANNING WITH THE AID OF FACTOR ANALYSIS APPROACH: THE CASE OF ISFAHAN MUNICIPALITY

Iman NOSOOHI
Ali ZEINAL - HAMADANI

Isfahan University of Technology

Iran

Nowadays municipalities play an important role in offering urban services to the citizens. To investigate performance of regional municipalities, different data on living situation must be considered. Thus, we face a multivariate analysis. In this research regarding capabilities of "Factor Analysis" technique in the area of multivariate analysis, we used this technique to construct latent factors for comparison of different districts of a city. Along these lines we examined the real case of Isfahan municipality. Isfahan is a major city in Iran. ... 

6. ALIENATION BYPASS - A SOCIAL PRACTICE TO DEVELOP SPACE: THE CASE OF SETIF'S HARAT

Messaoud ABBAOUI
Abderezak DJEMILI

Institute of Architecture and Earth Sciences

Algeria

Inhabitants have the capacity to divert spaces and to get round rules of urbanism without transgressing laws (we qualify this action as an "alienation bypass"). While acting on spaces such as Setif's harat, inhabitants invent harat souika (or dwelling souika). This research work shows inhabitants' skills in term of space's arrangements. The harat souika created by them remains a fine example. It is a type of mixed use building : a harat (compact housing unit) and a souika (permanent small souk or market). An innovation territory at a domestic scale that combines residences with stores and workplaces. It limits the residential scattering, avoids the urban sprawl and remains a compact housing very useful to the city.  ...

7. GREEN SPACES AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN URBAN AREAS

Claudiu CICEA
Corina PÎRLOGEA

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

Quality of life in cities depends largely on the availability of attractive and accessible green spaces. It is generally agreed that urban green spaces are essential for the health and well-being of citizens. This paper aims to broach the issue of urban green spaces, emphasizing their importance (embodied in at least three categories of benefits: environmental, economic and social) and focusing on the idea that the existence of green spaces may contribute to obtaining savings or income in a city’s treasury. Therefore, it takes shape the belief that the effects gained from investing in planning and protecting urban green infrastructure, could turn into economic effects. Last decade, researchers have shown a real interest in finding ways to quantify what is called today the economic value brought by the existence of green areas in cities. ...