CERCETARI PRACTICE SI TEORETICE IN MANAGEMENTUL URBAN

 

THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 (ISSN: 1842 - 5712)

 

Number 9, November 2008 

 

1. Improving URBAN LAND USE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: THE CASE OF AKURE

Afolabi ARIBIGBOLA

Department of Geography and Planning Sciences

Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria

faribs1@yahoo.com

 

 

This paper examines urban land use planning and management practices in Akure, Nigeria with the aim of identifying how to improve it and achieve sustainable city development in the country. It highlights land use planning and management policies and regulations in the city. It further discusses the implications of uncoordinated land use management in context of developing world cities and suggests how to improve the present inefficient practices ...

  

2. diversity of Ethnicity and State Involvement on Urban Informality in Beirut

Ahmed M. SOLIMAN

Department of Architecture, Alexandria University, Egypt

ahmsoliman@yahoo.com

 

Urban informality has become the dominant feature of urban growth on Beirut City and its periphery. Beirut context, as the rest of Lebanese cities, sheds light on a new era of controversy on urban informality. The appearance of urban informality in Beirut is due to the ways that the state being involved on such areas and its affect on shaping the urban fabric, the ways that the influence of various sociopolitical circumstances the country being passed through by which informal areas being established, and the complexity of ethnicity structure within Lebanese society ...

  

3. People�s Voices in Democratizing Cities: A Case of Mumbai

Lalit KHANDARE

Indiana University, United States Of America

lkhandar@umail.iu.edu 

 

 

This paper critically analyzes people�s empowerment, civil society groups, and urbanization process in a city like Mumbai. It explores the impact of varied layers of civil society groups on housing rights for local communities. This paper has critically examined the issues of empowerment in India�s context and empowerment through democratic participation development in urbanization process ...

  

4. NEW NETWORKS FOR THE OLD PARADISE

Bel�n BUTRAGUE�O D�AZ-GUERRA

B2Bconcept,Madrid, Spain

info@b2bconcept.es

 

 

Uncontrolled growth of the cities generates a loss of the city-planning quality because of the excess of urbanization and colonization of the environment. For many years it is taking place a progressive degradation of the natural environments, whose devastating effects are appearing in an exponential way. In this context, this paper pretends to remark the huge devastation that are suffering the tropical environments allover the world and tries to propose a global solution that concerns national and international institutions ...

 

5. MICRO CLIMATIC HOUSE DESIGN: A WAY TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE? THE CASE OF GHAR KUMARPUR VILLAGE IN BANGLADESH

Kh Md NAHIDUZZAMAN

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

nahid@kfupm.edu.sa

 

Tigran HAAS

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

tigran@infra.kth.se

 

 

Doubt on global warming is over in the presence of firm scientific evidence supporting this phenomenon. There is not enough room to indefinitely explore the discourses on climate change; rather it is the time to act together in local and global scale for the common future of this planet. This, then, raises the question of what actions should be taken by the communities within their respective nation states and larger multi-national and global associations ...

 

6. Analyzing World Evolution and its Effects on Urban Designing

Kaveh FATTAHI

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

k-fattahi@eng.hokudai.ac.jp

 

Hidetsugu KOBAYASHI

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

kobarch@eng.hokudai.ac.jp

 

  

Our society�s modalities of communication and hence our cities have been rapidly changed due to emergence of several revolutions most lately the digital one. In fact, recently with emergence of the fluid, responsive, kinetic, data-driven worlds of infoscape and its combination with urban landscape, urban designing faces a radical reshuffling of a number of its principal underpinnings ...

  

7. Book review on "documents of severin municipality (1911-1915)"

Paula  SCALCĂU

Petre Sergescu School,Turnu Severin, Romania

scalcau@yahoo.com

 

 

A new edition of documentary sources: �Documents of Severin municipality (1911-1915)� recently appeared at Alma Publishing House of Craiova, Romania. It is the fourth volume of a large collection of documents about the administration of the Drobeta Turnu Severin city, which began to be published since 2005. The authors, Nicolae Chipurici and Tudor Ratoi, two Romanian historians, are known for their efforts to present to the scientific community important subjects concerning the heritage of the Romanian national archives ...

 

8. Book review on "elements of urbanism"

Sofia Elena  COLESCA

Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

sofiac@man.ase.ro

 

 

In september 2008 has been published at Universitaria Publishing House of Bucharest, Romania, the book �Elements of Urbanism�, written by Cristina Alpopi. Cristina Alpopi, Associate Professor at Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, is a dedicated researcher and a prolific author of articles and papers in the field of Urbanism. The book contains 8 chapters very rich in concepts, theories, ideas, representing a contribution to the development of the literature in the field of urbanism ...