THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 6, Issue 4, November 2011

 

1. GIS ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENT GAPS AMONG ROMANIAN ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS

Sorin Daniel MANOLE

"Constantin Br‚ncoveanu" University

Alexandru-IonuĢ PETRISOR

"Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism

Antonio TACHE

National Institute for Research and Development URBAN INCERC

Ecaterina P¬RVU

National Institute for Research and Development URBAN INCERC

Romania

A new set of indices for monitoring the effects of implementing new regional development policies of the European Union, as well as other sectoral policies with territorial effects, resulted into the creation of new flexible systems, able to increase the administrative capacity to access structural and cohesion funds. ...

2. URBAN MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE LIVING STANDARD IN BUCHAREST

Armenia ANDRONICEANU

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

The paper is based on a current research study developed by the author in order to know the perception of the citizens of Bucharest concerning their living standard and to analyse the changes appeared along the selected period 2008-2011. The work contains the main results of the survey that has taken into account some of the most relevant living standard parameters in dynamic and was applied to the main population categories. ...

3. USING MARKOV CHAIN ANALYSIS TO ASSESS THE CONVERGENCE TRENDS IN THE EMPLOYED POPULATION IN ROMANIAN URBAN AREAS

Daniela HINCU

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

The paper presents an application of a short time forecasting methods used to make forecast on the population employed in various economic activities. The rates of employment, along with some demographic features of the local inhabitants are of major interest for the highly responsible decision makers and urban planners and for the business environment, as well for the local institutions in delivering different public services   ...

4. THE QUALITY OF BUCHARESTíS GREEN SPACES

Sofia Elena COLESCA
Cristina ALPOPI

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

This paper presents the results of a study which had the goal to evaluate the quality of Bucharestís green spaces. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method is used to determine the weightings for evaluation criteria. Five of the bigest parks in Bucharest (Cişmigiu, Herăstrău, Tineretului, Alexandru Ioan Cuza and Carol) were evaluated based on the responses of 51 Bucharestís citizens. Study findings suggest a need to deliberately and thoughtfully plan and manage the green spaces in Bucharest ... 

5. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Ion POPA
Cosmin DOBRIN

Doina POPESCU
Mircea DRAGHICI

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania

Competitive advantage, the invisible component of the strategy, has as its subbordinates visible components of the strategy (mission, objectives, strategic options, resources, time). According to the renowned specialist Michael Porter, a companyís competitive advantage ,in essence, implies ensuring a reduced cost or a product or service, that differentiates itstelf through its qualities from other products offered by others or by most competitiors. ...

6. MOBILE LASER SCANNING TO SPATIALLY UPDATE OF CITY INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORKS

Mahmoud AL-HADER

Limitless

 United Arab Emirates

Ahmad RODZI
Abdul Rashid SHARIF
Noordin AHMAD
University Putra Malaysia
Malaysia

The city infrastructure daily development in any city/community is very huge; the huge development in the city infrastructure networks is reflected in the daily number of new installations, replacements, enforcements, etc. The daily city infrastructure utility updates are subject to maintenance and operation on frequent basis. ...

7. SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE SOCIAL PROPERTIES IN SPATIAL ARRANGEMENTS OF BUILDINGS: THE CASE OF THE HOUSES CALLED DIAR CHARPENTI IN EASTERN HODNA, ALGERIA

Hynda BOUTABBA

Farhi ABDALLAH

University of Biskra

Algeria

This paper focuses on the spatial study of a new type of habitat which appeared the past decade in an agro pastoral region of Algeria: the Eastern Hodna. A domestic Habitat whose stylistic expressions are diverse and at the same time opposed to the local rural references. ...