International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management (IJHCUM) is an open access, quarterly FREE CHARGE  Publication affiliated with Municipality of Tehran. The title publishes original research papers, reviews, case studies and short communication covering all aspects of urban management. This Journal is committed to follow the Ethics in Publishing Committee (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical law. All submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity through a trustworthy software named iThenticate to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the international reviewers. The IJHCUM Journal has been indexed in the well-known world databases mainly; EBSCO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals (MIAR), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), WorldCat, Google Scholar and Scientific Information Database (SID). IJHCUM has also gained a Scientific rank "A" from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The title is supported scientifically in association with Iranian Association of Public Administration and published by Municipality of Tehran-Tehran Urban Research and Planning Publication Center.

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Human capital in urban management
1. Designing career management model for public organizations using the Grounded Theory

A. Shahrabi Farahani; K. Teymournejad

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 111-124

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.01

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Career management determines the direction of staff's movement in the organizational hierarchy and directs them to perfection. The Objective of this study was to design a model for career management of Tehran Municipality employees. METHODS: The research method was Qualitative-Quantitative ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
2. Statistical evaluation of surface water quality parameters: the extent of industrial effluent pollution in urban settlement

I.T. Horsfall; I. Okosa; T. Adumbu; T.H. Ekiyor

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 125-134

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.02

Abstract
  ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Industrial effluent contamination of water resources has emerged as a major challenge in developing and densely populated countries like Nigeria where river systems are the primary means for disposal of waste, especially the effluents from surrounding industries. ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Human capital in urban management
3. Analysis of factors affecting organizational innovation and improving members' performance in urban civil development cooperatives

Y. Vakil Alroaia

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 135-148

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.03

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While innovation in some circumstances is detrimental to a number of urban civil development cooperatives many have benefited from the use of innovation strategies around the world. Therefore, this study sought to analyze the effective factors of organizational innovation on ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
4. Irrigation site selection using hybrid GIS-based approach

S.R. Chikabvumbwa; D. Sibale; S.W. Chisale

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 149-158

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.04

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:The use of traditional site selection methods for potential irrigation schemes is so common in Malawi. The overdependence of these methods has had significant consequences on the environment such as pollution, siltation, and land degradation and soil erosion. Traditional selection ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban architecture, design, development and planning
5. Locational analysis of child streetism in urban centers

D.V. Ogunkan; A.T. Adeboyejo

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 159-172

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.05

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  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Against the background of the growing awareness of the need to provide empirical answers to the fundamental questions of the location of human activities, the construction of social space and the relationship between social space and physical environment, this study examines ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Information and communications technology in Urban Management
6. The impact of business intelligence on enablers of EFQM excellence model with mediating role of knowledge sharing

A. Keshtegar; M. Ghasemi; S.A.R. Hosseini; F. Ahang; H. Ghaffari

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 173-184

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.06

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The European Foundation for Quality Management excellence model includes a framework for evaluating the improvement of organizations that excellence organizations must achieve them. Also, business intelligence as a management philosophy and tool helps organization to achieve ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
7. Labile metal evaluation, speciation and accumulation in harvested plant from urban major dumpsites

G. Aladekoyi; A. Akinnusotu

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 185-192

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.07

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Disinterred manures from dumpsites in the cities are believed to be readily available source for soil nutrient for backyard farming. Health hazards posed on human due to labile metals contaminants are not considered or evaluated before consumption. Three major municipal dumpsites ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
8. The effect of human resources financial literacy and risk attitude on investor motivation

H. Eslami Mofidabadi; Z. Houshmand Neghabi; S. Morshedian Rafiee; M. Mirzapour

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 193-208

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.08

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The financial literacy is required as an ability for investor who require making decisions in a complex financial scenario. Therefore, the aim of the study was to investigation the effect of human resource’s financial literacy and risk attitude on investment motivation ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
1. How traditional symbols can be used as inspiration source in shaping the urban architecture?

M. Khakzand; S. Babaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 73-82

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2016.01.02.001

Abstract
  This paper explores the developing of how designers can search for inspiration source which provided in the form of traditional elements and archetypes and also their role on idea generation in design from building to urban measure. In order to clarify of this, current study focuses on the Far-East region ...  Read More

Human capital in urban management
2. Injustice perceptions and employees misbehavior in a public organization: Exploration the mediating role of employee's cynicism to organization

H. Danaeefard; H.R. Boustani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 9-18

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/ijhcum.2016.01.002

Abstract
  The purpose of the present research was to investigate the relationships between justice perceptions, employee's misbehavior and cynicism to organization because very few studies have looked at the role of justice and cynicism in the prediction of employee's misbehavior in public organizations. According ...  Read More

3. Exchange rate volatility and its effect on stock market volatility

K. Kennedy; F. Nourzad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 37-46

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/ijhcum.2016.01.005

Abstract
  This paper investigates empirically the effect of volatility of the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar vis-à-vis the euro on U.S. stock market volatility while controlling for a number of drivers of stock return volatility. Using a GARCH(1, 1) model and using weekly data covering the period from ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
4. Ecosystem Biomimicry: A way to achieve thermal comfort in architecture

H. Abaeian; R. Madani; A. Bahramian

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 267-278

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2016.04.004

Abstract
  The strategies to reduce the consumption of non-renewable energies in buildings are becoming increasingly important. In the meantime, nature-inspired approaches have emerged as a new strategy to achieve thermal comfort in the interiors. However, the use of these approaches in architecture and buildings ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
5. Implementation of child safety and health management system by means of FMEA method

B. Akbari Neisiani; S.M. Seyedan; A. Hadian

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 65-72

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/ijhcum.2016.01.008

Abstract
  Every year, many accidents leading to physical injuries in kindergartens, indicates that a very large percentage of them are related to the safety concerns and lack of hygiene in these places. Families, due to their busy life style and working hours and also children needs of preschool education, are ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
1. Chemical reducing conditions through the photo-assisted electrochemical process in the treatment of the urban rainwater

A.R. Karbassi; Gh. Ebraheim; N. Mehrdadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 April 2021

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Rainwater in the city of Tehran is regarded as a freshwater source; however, because of highly polluted air conditions, the rainwater quality could be seriously affected. Therefore, the treatment of it could be an attractive topic for assessment. The purpose of the present ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban and municipalities management
2. Domestic water consumption pattern and awareness of urban households

A. Narmilan; N. Puvanitha; G. Niroash; R. Vassanthini; M. Sugirtharan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2021

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Increased demand for water has put pressure on the water supply system, which has led to environmental issues such as water resource over-exploitation and ecosystem balance breaks. This study aimed to examine household water consumption trends and management practices and compare ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban social and cultural welfare
3. Dimensions of social resilience in urban areas

E. Jalalian; E. Nasiri Hendekhaleh; N. Ezadbin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 April 2021

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Social resilience is one of the ways to reduce social problems and is a factor for the success of social welfare programs, increasing trust and social capital; therefore, in recent years, more attention has been paid to the issue of social resilience. The present study deals ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban and municipalities management
4. Critical analysis of rural waste management weaknesses

Z. Omidi-Saravani; M. Kavoosi-Kalashami; A. Bakhshipour; I. Bagheri; C. Psomopoulos

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 April 2021

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Establishing a good sound waste management system for a community requires a comprehensive knowledge of the current status and issues involved in present waste management system. This research was conducted to identify and prioritize waste management weaknesses in Saravan village ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Human capital in urban management
5. Analysis of factors affecting entrepreneurship development in rural areas in the light of jihadi management

M. Jamal; Y. Vakil Alroaia

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2021

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are two basic reasons, namely, the country's preparedness for the leap and economic pressure, it proves that rural areas need effort and entrepreneurship, more than any other era. The objective of this study was to identify the effective factors in the development of ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban architecture, design, development and planning
6. Where are the urban poor? The spatial distribution pattern of urban poverty

M.J. Nouri; E. Zebardast

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2021

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: One of the issues that have been evident in previous researches on urban poverty is the existence of a methodological gap in identifying spatial representation of urban poverty. This paper suggests a methodology for identifying the spatial representation of urban poverty and ...  Read More

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