THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT

 

Volume 9, Issue 4, November 2014

 

1. E-GOVERNMENT ADOPTION: THE CHALLENGE OF DIGITAL DIVIDE BASED ON JORDANIANS’ PERCEPTIONS

Emad ABU-SHANAB

Rawan KHASAWNEH

E-government initiatives are facing many challenges in reaching citizens and businesses. One of theses challenges is the digital divide, which makes it difficult for citizens to access the Internet. The digital divide prevents citizens from using the e-government services based on three perceptions: infrastructure accessibility, knowledge and skill level, and perception level.  ...

2. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FEES, INTER-GOVERNMENTAL EQUALIZATION PAYMENTS AND OTHER OPTIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION FUNDING EXPLORED  

Jayesh D’SOUZA

The policy issue most debated in Canada’s largest city and commercial capital is how to fund transportation expansion and maintenance. Metrolinx, the transportation agency established by the provincial government of Ontario, released a plan that covers the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area (GTHA) for this purpose, the cost of which is estimated at $50 million over 25 years  ...

3. CATEGORIZATION OF URBAN TRAFFIC CONGESTION BASED ON THE FUZZIFICATION OF CONGESTION INDEX VALUE AND INFLUENCING PARAMETERS

Nilanchal PATEL
Alok Bhushan MUKHERJEE

Traffic congestion is a dynamic phenomenon; it is not possible to determine the actual degree of congestion prevailing on the field using sharp boundaries of the influencing parameters. To overcome this, in this paper we have employed fuzzy concept to fuzzify the two influencing parameters viz. congestion index value and average speed that facilitated the categorization of the congestion status into five different classes   ...

4. DEVELOPING URBAN RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR ROMANIA

Andreea ZAMFIR

This study investigates the public authorities support for the development of renewable energy projects, with an eye to reveal a change of paradigm, in the sense that their role is currently reconsidered and intensified. Therefore, this study reveals firstly the responsibility of the public authorities in the field of renewable energy, and secondly, the main aspects of the public policy in the field of renewable energy, together with its opportunities, challenges and possible solutions.   ... 

 

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