THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 6, Issue 3, August 2011

 

1. DEVELOPING A PERFORMANCE IMPORTANCE MATRIX FOR A PUBLIC SECTOR BUS TRANSPORT COMPANY: A CASE STUDY

M. Vetrivel SEZHIAN

Dr. Paul’s Engineering College

C. MURALIDHARAN
Annamalai University
T. NAMBIRAJAN
Pondicherry University
S.G. DESHMUKH
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
India

This paper presents a study of comparison of the importance attached by the service providers’ and the customers’ with respect to eighteen service characteristics towards the public transportation services provided by a bus company. The survey was conducted in three bus depots in one division of a state road transport undertaking (SRTU) in south India. ...

2. POSITIVE EXTERNALITIES OF CONGESTION ON HEALTH: A CASE STUDY OF CHRONIC ILLNESS IN JAPAN FOR THE PERIOD 1988–2009.

Eiji YAMAMURA

Seinan Gakuin University

Japan

This paper explores, using Japanese panel data for the years 1988–2009, how externalities from congestion and human capital influence deaths caused by chronic illnesses. Major findings through fixed effects 2SLS estimation were as follows: (1) during the first-half period 1988-98, the number of deaths was proportionally smaller in areas where social capital was larger. Population density and human capital, however, did not affect number of deaths; (2) during the second-half period 1999–2009, the number of deaths was proportionally smaller in more densely populated areas. In addition, human capital contributed to decease the number of deaths. Social capital, on the other hand, did not influence number of deaths. ...

3. MANAGEMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: EUROPEAN EXPERIENCES AND STEPS FORWARD

Andreea Ileana ZAMFIR

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

The issues of the renewable energy and regional development have become major priorities for public policy makers across the globe. Therefore, this study explores some European experiences and steps forward in the field of the management of renewable energy and regional development. Firstly, an overview of renewable energy issues in European regions is revealed, and secondly, some measures and actions for managing regional development of renewable energy in Romania taking into account the financial allocations through the Cohesion Policy are disclosed. ...

4. VIENNA`S BRANDING CAMPAIGN – STRATEGIC OPTION FOR DEVELOPING AUSTRIA`S CAPITAL IN A TOP TOURISM DESTINATION

Ruxandra Irina POPESCU

Răzvan Andrei CORBOS

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

The fact that Vienna is an attractive tourist destination, well known internationally is undeniable. With its imperial splendour and remarkable cultural image, Vienna has become, in the recent years, an attractive tourist destination, reaching in 2010 over 10.8 million overnights, far exceeding its own targets. The study presents the key elements of the Austrian capital new branding strategy from a synthetic-descriptive perspective and examines the vectors that generated its success....

5. FUNCTIONAL BARRIERS IN IASI URBAN AREA

Teodora Mădălina PAFTALĂ
Nicoleta Monica BUZATU

Al. I. Cuza University

Romania

The forced industrialisation of cities resulted in the construction of giant sites in outlying areas. December 1989 triggered the decline of industrial activities, wich could not be sustained any longer. Gradually, industrial halls have been abandoned, turning into ghosts of past glory, „black spots” that visually pollute the city’s image. The article highlitghts the tendency of these abandoned spaces to become true functional barriers. Occupying large spaces, the former industrial units are a barrier to communication (moving obstacle) and for the development of certain areas. ... 

6. OBTAINING ECONOMIC GROWTH FROM ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN URBAN AREAS

Corina PIRLOGEA
Claudiu CICEA

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

This study seeks to determine if, in Romania, a relation in the short and / or long run between economic growth and energy consumption by fuel can be established. To this end, the authors used time series for the period 1965-2007 over which a set of tests were realized: a test to verify the presence of a unit root in the series, cointegration test and causality test. Thus, the Augmented Dickey Fuller test was used to see whether or not the series are stationary, Engle-Granger method to study cointegration (indicating the relationships formed on long term) and Granger test to determine short run relationships and their direction. The results tell us that there is not even a bidirectional relationship between real GDP and energy consumption by fuel in per capita toe values, but that there are one-way causal relationships. ...

7. WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY IN CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION INDUSTRIES: CONSTANTA DISTRICT

Marian Andrei GURAU

Politehnica University of Bucharest

Lucia Violeta MELNIC

Ovidius University

Eduard ARMEANU

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

This article tries to evaluate the waste management strategy results in construction and demolition industry in Constanta district. Its purpose is to establish a framework for creating a waste management system to ensure the objectives and targets of the district, in accordance with national and European legislation in this area. All types of waste results from this industry, quantities collected in Constanta district, legislation in this area and how to manage their were presented in the article summary. ...