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. 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

Human Capital in Urban Management
3. 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)
4. 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 architecture, design, development and planning
5. 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

Urban Management and Public Health
6. 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

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
7. 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 social and cultural welfare
8. 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

Human Capital in Urban Management
9. 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

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
10. 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

Human Capital in Urban Management
11. 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
12. 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

Human Capital in Urban Management
13. 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 Management and Public Health
14. 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 Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
15. 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

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
16. 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 architecture, design, development and planning
17. 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

Human Capital in Urban Management
18. 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


  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

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
19. Analysis of spatial distribution of Tehran Metropolis urban services using models of urban planning

A. Lorestani; Z. Yaghoubpour; R. Shirzadian

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 83-92


  The process of spatial distribution of urban services in order to provide equitable access to opportunities and reduced regional disparities, and earning the highest citizen satisfaction are among the main challenges facing urban management. This requires knowledge of the current status of spatial distribution ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
20. Modeling and zoning of land subsidence in the southwest of Tehran using artificial neural networks

M. Pishro; S. Khosravi; S.M. Tehrani; S.R. Mousavi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 159-168


  The earth's surface, due to its natural conditions and its structure is always changing and reshaping. One of the created deformations is the land subsidence. This is the most dangerous events which can be seen in most urban areas especially in the agricultural plains today. This study aims at zoning ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
21. Effects of long-term municipal waste compost application on the concentrations of macro elements and yield of rice

M. Ranjbar; Gh. Sadeghnejadtalouki; M. Ghajar Sepanlou; F. Sadegh Zadeh; M.A. Bahmanyar

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 243-252


  An experiment was conducted as randomized complete block design with three replications and 14 fertilizer treatments in year 2014. The treatments were including the control, application of chemical fertilizers according the soil analysis, application of 15, 30 and 45 tons of municipal  waste compost ...  Read More

Urban economics, administrative and financial management
22. Comparing performance of organization on implementation of customer relationship management systems using ANP and TOPSIS hybrid approach

A. Abedi; M. Jafari

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 17-28


  As the customers are the main reason of the formation and survival of the organization, not only understanding their obvious needs, but also forecasting, determining and guiding their hidden needs, design and implementing plans of offering services for meeting these needs for attracting customers are ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
23. Comparative analysis between qualitative norms of ancient Iranian urbanism and western urban design approaches

F. Heidari; M. Sattarzad Fathi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 101-112


  The rich identity, originality and validity of the “Ancient Iranian Urbanism and Architecture”, always have been stimulating the urban designers and planners to have research about their valuable qualities and historical principles. Unlike the past, today’s Iranian cities have inefficient ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
24. Influence of public road proximity on ground-dwelling insect communities

H.S. Kimaro; A.W. Kisingo

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 181-188


  Ecological studies on road’s impact on wildlife have concentrated on vertebrates although less is known of their effects on invertebrates. The current study presents public road influences on species richness, abundance, and diversity of ground dwelling insects in Arusha National Park in Tanzania. ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
25. Human population growth as proximate cause of wetland dynamics

B.O. Adeleke

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 259-266


  The study examined the influence of population as proximate cause of wetland dynamics in the lower Ogun river basin of southwestern, Nigeria. Both primary and secondary data were used for the study. The primary data included 100 questionnaires administered and distributed among the fadama users group ...  Read More