THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 7, Issue 2, May 2012

 

1. DETAILED ANALYSIS OF URBAN-ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS IN AN URBAN LIFE QUALITY MODEL

Jesica B. ESPARZA
Luciano DICROCE
Irene MARTINI
Carlos A. DISCOLI
La Plata National University
Argentina

The problems in both urban and environment are those that originate from the increase of urban growth and are the result of the deterioration of environmental conditions. As a place of population growth, commercial and industrial activity, cities concentrate energy and resources use and waste generation, to the point where both manmade and natural systems are overloaded and capacity to handle are overwhelmed ...

2. A CASE STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN IN PROVINCIAL CHINA

David J. EDELMAN 
Menelaos TRIANTAFILLOU
University of Cincinnati
United States of America

This paper introduces the subject of environmentally sensitive planning and urban design in provincial China by first providing a framework for considering the topic and then reviewing the Anyang Eastern New Town Conceptual Plan prepared by the School of Planning, University of Cincinnati, within that framework ...

3. PUBLIC GOODS PROVISION: INFORMAL RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT FAILURE IN THE CITIES OF NIGERIA

Anthony U. EGBU
Abia State University
Edith C. Pat-MBANO
Imo State University
Kalu A. OBIALO
Abia State University
Nigeria

The traditionally accepted paradigm in the developed and developing countries assumes that the provision of urban public goods is best left in the hands of government agencies. This belief is manifested in the creation of different government agencies charged with the provision of a number of urban public goods namely open space, parks, water, electricity security and management of solid waste. ...

4. DEVELOPING E-GOVERNMENT FOR BETTER PUBLIC SERVICES WITHIN EUROPEAN UNION

Monica Daniela TEŞU

Bucharest City Hall

Romania

The aim of this study is to reveal the progress in developing e-government services within the European Union. Currently, the issues of e-government development and political priorities for European public administrations are very much debated. First, some reasons for developing e-government services in the European Union are disclosed, and second, the recent evolutions of e-government services in Romania are analyzed ... 

5. E-waste management in Mumbai metropolitan region: Constraints and opportunities

Sanjay RODE
Mumbai University
India

The use of electronic goods is growing fast because of innovations, low price and easy to use facilities. Due to higher income, standard of living and professional requirement, people are replacing the electronic goods very fast. Mumbai Municipal Corporation is generating high e-waste in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. In Thane district, Thane Municipal Corporation generates high e-waste but Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation generates low e-waste...

BOOK REVIEWS
 

THE GEOGRAPHIES OF GARBAGE GOVERNANCE. INTERVENTIONS, INTERACTIONS AND OUTCOMES by ANNA R. DAVIES

Stefan Burcea

Academy of Economic Studies

Romania