Urban transportation systems and traffic management
1. Re-usability of traffic signs for inactive drivers with consideration of personal characteristics and sign features

A. Chan; A. Ng

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 1-8


  There has been an increasing concern about inactive drivers who would easily lead to road accidents and fatalities once return to driving. This study investigated the re-usability of traffic signs for inactive drivers with consideration of driver factors and cognitive sign features. Fifty-seven Hong ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
2. Wayfinding characteristics and familiarity indexes in an urban environment

H. Najafpour; R. Naghdbishi; F. Asadi Malekjahan

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 1-16


  Many people are encountered with finding the best way to reach to their destination. One definition for wayfinding is “the act of travelling to the destination by continuous processes of making route-choices whilst evaluating previous spatial decisions against stable cognition of the environment.  ...  Read More

Human capital in urban management
3. Fuzzy Multi-criteria decision making approach for human capital evaluation of municipal districts

A. Gholipour; E. Ebrahimi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-8


  People in every organization could be considered as the most important resource which contributes to the development of that organization. In fact, human capital is the most important dimension of organization’s intellectual capital especially in service-oriented organizations like municipality. ...  Read More

Human capital in urban management
4. Drawing model of welfare services in the Municipality of Tehran

M. Baoosh; Gh.R. Memarzadeh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-14


  Human resources are the most valuable capital of an organization, and managers are trying to provide motivation and productivity along with preserving the workforce. One way to motivate and increase productivity is to provide welfare services to employees. Using Adams' theory of equality, the current ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
5. Provision of car parking space in the residential neighborhoods: A development control challenge in urban areas

W.O. Omollo

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 1-18


  Although a substantial body of research concurs that most urban areas have a challenge in providing adequate car parking space, there is a scarcity in the literature on how conformity to planning standards that regulates the provision of car parking spaces may be analyzed. This study, therefore, examines ...  Read More

Sustainable urban infrastructure
6. Various impacts of COVID-19 on environmental pollution

N. Kumar; R. Tyagi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 1-10


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global health crisis that had a deep impact on the world and our everyday lives. The deadly virus i.e. SARS-CoV-2 has rapidly spread around the world, posing enormous health, social, economic, and environmental challenges to the entire human ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
7. 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


  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

Urban management and public health
8. A comparative study for quality of local and imported commercially available bottled water brands

S.R. Sajjala; S.K. Al Dewery; A. Ahmed; A.H.H. Al Sakiti

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 77-86


   In this study the quality of Omani and United Arab Emirates bottled water brands which are sold in Oman were assessed by comparing the chemical composition indicated on manufacturer’s label with local and international bottled water standards. Results indicated that all the bottled water ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
9. The role of proportional systems in the forming of Sassanid square domes

H. Abaeian; M. Hashemi; N. Valibeig; Sh. Mohammadpour

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 81-88


  One of the common monuments in the Sassanid era was the square dome. Interestingly, corners and parts of the square dome were always geometrically proportionate to each other. Square domes have been mainly studied in terms of their historical background as well as the materials used. The present research, ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
10. Spatiotemporal analysis of remotely sensed Landsat time series data for monitoring 32 years of urbanization

T. Gala; L. Boakye

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 85-98


  The world is witnessing a dramatic shift of settlement pattern from rural to urban population, particularly in developing countries. The rapid Addis Ababa urbanization reflects this global phenomenon and the subsequent socio-economic and environmental impacts, are causing massive public uproar and political ...  Read More

Urban management and public health
11. Frequency of electronics-waste generated heavy metals in urban waterways

T.D. Adeniyi; P.U. Achukwu; A.A. Abubakar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 89-100


  Heavy metals are one of the dreadful environmental pollutants. Its toxicity is a menace to the ecosystem and has attracted global concern over the decades. The attendant uncontrolled disposal and recycling of electronic-waste (e-waste) has greatly influence the elevated concentration of heavy metals ...  Read More

Human capital in urban management
12. 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


  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

Human capital in urban management
13. Information and communications technology facilities at the tertiary level education in some urban universities in Bangladesh

F. M. Shahriar; J. Haque; M. K. Barai

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 149-158


  With the advent of digitalization, information and communications technology facilities have become an indispensable part of education especially at the universities. This study has been undertaken with dual purposes - to find the existing scenario of information and communications technology facilities ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
14. Sustainable solid waste management: An appraisal of institutional limitations

W.O. Omollo

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 157-168


  This study investigates the underlying factors elucidating why solid waste management in Eldoret Town, Kenya, has up to now remained inadequate notwithstanding the existing legal framework that mandates the County Government of Uasin Gishu to ensure that all residents have access to a ...  Read More

Human capital in urban management
15. Land cover land use mapping and change detection analysis using geographic information system and remote sensing

C.E. Akumu; S. Dennis; C. Reddy

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 167-178


  Land cover/land use categories are relevant components in land management. Understanding how land cover/land use change over time is necessary to assess the consequences of humans and natural stressors on the earth’s environment and resources. The aim of the study was to map and monitor the spatial ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
16. Social vulnerability of small scale coastal fisher's livelihood to climate change

I.F. Vincent –Akpu; F. Annor-Frempong

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 171-180


  Fisheries support livelihood of over half a billion of people globally. Many of these people live in coastal regions of developing countries; and have limited capacity to adapt and build resilience in the face of climate change.  This research assesses the biophysical and socioeconomic characteristics ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
17. Selected trace elements evaluation in soil from an urban farming area

H.O. Nyandika; E. Kitur; J.K. Nzeve

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 187-198


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Urban farming makes a substantial influence on the household economy of the urban poor especially in developing countries. Urban soil the hot spot of urban farming is a natural sink for contaminants especially the trace elements derived mainly from anthropogenic activities. ...  Read More

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

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

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 209-224


  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

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
19. A Study on removal of chromium from tannery effluent treatment of chrome tanning waste water using tannery solid waste

A. Rahaman; Md. R. Hosen; M. A. Hena; U. H. B. Naher; M. Moniruzzaman

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 237-242


  This study illustrates the process of removal of chromium from chrome tanning waste-water by fly ash which was drive from chrome shaving dust. This experiment was carried out in a batch process with laboratory prepared adsorbent samples and chrome tanning water collected from local tanneries. The influence ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
20. Soil quality of cultivated land in urban and rural area on the basis of both minimum data set and expert opinion

S.R. Debi; S. Bhattacharjee; T.D. Aka; S.C. Paul; M.C. Roy; M.A. Salam; Md.S. Islam; A.R. Azady

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 247-258


  Soil quality assessment is a significant approach for arable land, especially in a coastal region to gain a better understanding of soil productivity and effect of agricultural systems on soil resources. This study aimed to determine the quality of cultivated soil of both urban (Noakhali) and rural areas ...  Read More

Urban social and cultural welfare
21. Potential site selection in ecotourism planning using spatial decision support tool

Z. Nisa

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 251-258


  Northern areas of Pakistan have blessed with extremely beautiful natural landscapes, waterfalls, glaciated mountains, biodiversity rich valleys and forests and have extraordinary potential for ecotourism. Study is designed to propose potential sites for ecotourism in Kohistan, which is a least developed ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
22. Site selection of water storage based on multi-criteria decision analysis

S.H. Raza; M. Shafique; M. Zia-ur-Rehman; A. Sikandar; N. Ahmad; K. Shah

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 265-278


  Water loss can be minimized and conserve through constructing small storage dams for various irrigation purposes to support local livelihood. Geographic information system provides powerful techniques for many hydrological modeling and suitable dam site selection. The current study explored potential ...  Read More

Urban management and public health
23. Improvements to increase the efficiency of solar dryers for different waste sludge management

Z. Amin; N.K. Salihoglu

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 277-290


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In this study, an integrated phase change material drying system was designed to evaluate the efficiency of the system with the use of renewable solar energy for different types of sludge with different moisture content. METHODS: This study was performed on the wastewater ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
24. Environmental management for urban development around river valleys using a conceptual model

Z. Sadreazam Nouri; J. Nouri; F. Habib; M. Rafieian

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 351-364


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Urban river valleys are so important with regard to their benefits and functions, including air temperate, microclimate creating, landscape, fresh water supplement. Urban development over considering environmental issues, population density, constructions, solid waste or effluent ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
25. Environmental management for human communities around wetlands adjacent urban region by ecological risk approach

N. Mohebbi; J. Nouri; N. Khorasani; B. Riazi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2022


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Human communities encompass significant population proportion via various strategies of livelihood around the wetlands, including urban development, municipal wastewater discharge or solid disposal, construction growth, agriculture, and fishery piers. Wetlands essentially prepare ...  Read More