THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 8, Issue 4, November 2013

 

1.ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL PATTERNS OF URBANISATION USING GEOINFORMATICS AND SPATIAL METRICS

RAMACHANDRA T.V.
BHARATH H. A.
SOWMYASHREE M. V.
Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore
India

Urbanisation process heralds land use changes and consumption of energy which contribute significantly to global warming. This necessitates developing sustainable cities, which entails evolving effective urban planning strategies with the regular monitoring of landscape dynamics. In this context, the current communication reports of urban growth in Hyderabad - the IT capital of India based on the analysis of spatial and temporal heterogeneity of the urban land use changes that helped in the identification of urbanized and sprawling areas.  ...

2. APPLYING THE CoReS REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT METHOD FOR BUILDING IT TOOLS FOR URBAN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: THE URBANAPI PROJECT

Zaheer KHAN
David LUDLOW
University of the West of England
United Kingdom
Wolfgang LOIBL
Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna
Austria

Gathering and managing requirements from stakeholders is an essential task for the successful development of IT tools for any application domain. However, specifying stakeholders’ requirements for a collaborative research and development project in the urban management domain is especially challenging. The reason for this is that stakeholders are drawn from different professional, scientific and national backgrounds and contexts, and therefore have various and differing research, technological and application domain-specific objectives.   ...

3. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF EXPLOITATION OF MINERAL WEALTH OF A COUNTRY

Michal CEHLÁR 
Lucia MIHOK
Technical University of Košice
Slovak Republic

The purpose of this paper is to identify and quantify the economic, technological and legislative factors of mineral resources and create a model for the rational use of mineral resources. The rationality is to be understood in the context of its possible applications in terms of the owner of the mineral resources and the state mining company, and the regional impacts which significantly affects the development of cities in the region).   ...

4. AN ANALYSIS OF ROMANIA’S MUNICIPAL WASTE WITHIN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT

Cristina IACOBOAEA
Oana LUCA
Florian PETRESCU
Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest
Romania 

The improper management of municipal waste may lead to soil, water and air contamination and it may also become a danger for human health. The quantity of municipal waste generated per capita in Romania is relatively low compared to other European Union countries. At European level, in 2010 municipal waste was treated as follows: 38% was landfilled, 22% incinerated, 25% recycled and 15% composted. In Romania approximately 94% of the municipal waste was landfilled and 6% reused and recycled, according to the Romanian National Environmental Protection Agency. ... 

5.URBAN BASIC UTILITIES MANAGEMENT UNDER FRAGMENTED GOVERNANCE: AN ORATORY ON ITS CONTRIBUTION IN CITIES OF DEVELOPING WORLD

Golam MOINUDDIN 
Jahangirnagar University

Bangladesh

Governance of urban basic services/utilities i.e. water supply and sewerage, electricity, drainage, roads network etc.; forms the major part a city government’s functions since these consume highest portion of budgetary allocations and requires human resources support due to respective development and management nature. Effective, efficient and responsive management of these ultimately shapes the quality of an urban government.  ...