THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2013

 

1. DRIVING FACTORS AND EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF URBAN SPRAWL IN GREECE

Serafeim POLYZOS

Dionisios MINETOS

Spyros NIAVIS

University of Thessaly

Greece

This paper aims at describing urban sprawl driven land use changes during the last decades in Greece as well as analyzing the major regional and economic development implications. Particular attention is given to the analysis of possible driving forces with economic and social origin that contribute to the sprawl of urban forms in the suburbs and into the countryside. We employ an ordinal regression model in order to investigate the likely driving factors of urban sprawl across NUTS-III municipalities in Greece.  ...

2. RECONCEPTUALISATION OF URBAN MANAGEMENT: EVIDENCE FROM EU CITIES

Irena BAČLIJA

University of Ljubljana

Slovenia

The paper explains urban management as a reform of city administration and claims that the primary task is to bring about a much-needed balance between the social and economic development of the city. Empirical research, presented in the paper offers several conclusions. The most relevant conclusion is that EU cities already commonly employ this concept of urban management, despite the lack of academic consensus.  ...

3. CONCEPTUALIZING A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MODEL FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM IN ASIA

Xing HUIBIN

Azizan MARZUKI

Arman Abdul RAZAK

Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

In the process of tourism development at cultural heritage sites, social pressure and environmental problems seem to be unavoidable, such as the danger of losing inherent local characteristics, tremendous pressure from a huge influx of tourists and the reluctant migration of native residents. It becomes increasingly urgent to find a better way to enable cultural heritage to achieve sustainable development. In a multicultural context, especially in Malaysia and China, people have been paying more attention to these impacts from tourism on the society, culture, tourist destinations and local residents ...

4. A PANEL DATA MODELLING OF AGGLOMERATION AND GROWTH: CROSS-COUNTRY EVIDENCE

Nuno Carlos LEITÃO

Polytechnic Institute of Santarém

Portugal

This manuscript analyzes the relationships between urban agglomeration and economic growth. We apply a static and dynamic panel data from European Union (EU-27), the United States, Japan, New Zealand and Mexico for the period 1990 to 2008. The results show that growth is highly correlated with urban agglomeration. The econometric models show that international trade is an important vehicle to expand the economic growth. The models also indicate that human capital promotes the economic growth. ... 

5. BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES: THE CASE OF DUBAI AND THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

Giacomo DI FOGGIA

Valentina LAZZAROTTI

Università Carlo Cattaneo

Italy

Place competitiveness and entrepreneurship is becoming more and more central in the economic debate on microeconomic of development. We focus on the interlinkages between public administration and business development as it is important to shed light on implemented reforms across countries and over time. Prior research shows that appropriate form and coherent governance structure are key determinants in successful projects in local development.  ...