THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 9, Issue 3, August 2014

 

1. THE APPLICATION OF COMPUTER SIMULATION IN SOLVING TRAFFIC PROBLEMS IN THE URBAN TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN SLOVAKIA

Gabriel FEDORKO

Andrea ROSOVÁ

Vieroslav MOLNÁR

Technical University of Košice

Slovak Republic

This paper deals with the description of the simulation transport hub model in the urban concentration of Vranov nad Topľou, Slovak Republic. The simulation model was developed to analyze the transport hub of Heroes of Dukla (Duklianskych hrdinov) in the City of Vranov nad Topľou. The issue of this transport hub is quite a hot topic in the City. The main problems involve long-time queues of vehicles formed in the peak hours and a continual distortion of the carriageway of the intersection. The simulation model will be used to verify the individual variants.  ...

2. PRAGMATIC SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF 30-KM/H POLICY MEASURES: THE BRUSSELS’ PENTAGON CASE  

Levi VERMOTE
Cathy MACHARIS
Koen PUTMAN
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Belgium

Increasing social, economic and ecological impactof motorised mobilityrequiresanidentification of sustainable mobility policies, as well as a clear evaluation of the impact of such measures. Still, there is a lack ofpractical orienteddecision-supporting instruments to assist decision-makersin the sustainability assessment of mobility policies   ...

3. THE MCDM APPLICATION IN URBAN PLANNING PROJECTS: THE CDS PROJECT OF DISTRICT 22 OF TEHRAN MUNICIPALITY

Bahram Abedini ANGERABI
Somaye FATHI
Hossein Jonosh FARAHANI
Shirin Kamali RAD
Narges Sadeghi GOLSHAN
Islamic Azad University
IRAN

This paper presents the MCDM as a potential method for using in urban planning projects. The CDS project of 22th district of Tehran is used as a case. This project has six visions that each of them has several strategies. These strategies must be prioritized for being useful for next steps of project.     ...

4. FACTORS AFFECTING MOTIVES FOR HOUSING DEMAND: THE CASE OF A TURKISH PROVINCE

Ömer ALKAN
Abdulkerim KARAASLAN
Hayri ABAR
Ali Kemal ÇELİK
Erkan OKTAY
Atatürk University, Erzurum
Turkey

In the contemporary era, housing sector overwhelmingly comes into prominence more than ever along with manifold triggers such as advances in construction technology, migration density from rural to urban areas, restructuring of seismic territories, urban transformation, and substantial changes in the socio-economic structure.  ... 

5. A POLYCENTRIC APPROACH FOR AN EFFECTIVE URBAN SYSTEMATIZATION OF BUCHAREST

Armenia Androniceanu
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Romania

Studies show that world population is concentrated in urban centers, also called urban or metropolitan areas. The great cities of Europe such as London, Paris and Berlin are few examples. This paper presents the results of a study that sought to identify the extent to which the creation of the Metropolitan Area of Bucharest is necessary and appropriate and to find out the opinions of the local government officials related to the impact of this administrative change to the economic, social and cultural environment.   ...