THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 8, Issue 3, August 2013

 

1.MANAGEMENT OF URBAN DISTRIBUTION GAS PIPELINE THROUGH THE ANALYTIC HIERARCHY PROCESS: CASE STUDY IN SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

Vanessa Meloni MASSARA
University of São Paulo
Brasil

The article presents a methodology for market research based on urban indicators that aims to develop procedures to analyze and guide the expansion of the physical network of piped natural gas within a municipality through the study of different consuming sectors, based on the urban dynamics that determines the characteristics of occupation of the neighborhoods in big cities.  ...

2. CULTURAL TOURISM AND WELL-BEING OF THE LOCAL POPULATION IN ITALY

Silvia ANGELONI 
University of Molise
Italy

 

Italy still retains a prominent role in international tourism, but finds it increasingly difficult to keep pace with the speed of growth in the sector and tends to lose its market share to its traditional European competitors, showing an evident loss of competitiveness. The importance of the development of tourism has often been erroneously overlooked in discussions of the Italian economic recovery.   ...

3. QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Vasile DRAGU
Eugenia Alina ROMAN
Vlad Cătălin ROMAN
University Politehnica of Bucharest
Romania

The performance of a transport service is measured by its quality attribute, which is the most synthetic and comprehensive indicator. However, it is difficult to identify this service quality attribute because it involves the various customer perceptions and it may be influenced by the passengers’ preferences or by the travel behavior corresponding to a certain social category.  ...

4. IMPACT OF URBAN UPGRADING ON PERCEPTION OF SAFETY IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS: CASE STUDY OF BOUAKAL BATNA

Farida NACEUR
University of Batna 
Algeria 

The paper explores how modifications of urban space in informal settlements influence the residents’ quality of life and perceptions of safety. The case study is “Bouakal”, the oldest informal district in Batna, a middle city in Algeria. The aim is to measure the effects of urban upgrading practices in “Bouakal” by exploring two questions: In what ways did the interventions in this informal settlement affect the quality of life of the residents? In which ways do these effects correlate with changes in the perception of safety in this area? ... 

5. A REVIEW OF CITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES SUCCESS FACTORS

S. Mostafa RASOOLIMANESH
Nurwati BADARULZAMAN
Mastura JAAFAR
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

City development strategies (CDS) have been employed by more than 200 cities worldwide to cope with the challenges of the 21st century. Globalization, decentralization, and rapid population growth have brought about new conditions in cities and have thus entailed the need for a new approach to planning. International agencies propose CDS to enable cities to adapt to these new conditions.  ...