ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
1. 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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Sustainable urban infrastructure
2. Invasion of Parthenium hysterophorus L. across land use types in Kirtipur Municipality

K.C. Upendra; S. Bharat

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 259-268


  Parthenium hysterophorus, an invasive alien weed, is spreading rapidly across various land uses in Nepal. To understand how Parthenium is spreading across land uses at local scale, occurrence of this weed was recorded and its’ coverage in percent estimated along trails and road network at every ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Urban architecture, design, development and planning
3. Assessing the ratio of physical form of slums settlements with social capital

M.R. Allahyari; M. khakzand

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 269-282


  The social dynamics of cities have long been dependent on their spaces and places. On the one hand, human interactions, and relationships are formed by the city form and on the other hand, the body recovers its identity from existing social life. The more a city can communicate with its citizens through ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
4. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons species in soil and its probabilistic cancer risk to residents near municipal solid waste landfill site

V. Parth; S. Mukherjee

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 283-294


  Present study was undertaken to examine the extent of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) contamination in neighbourhood lithospheric environment of landfill site situated in eastern outer edge of Kolkata metropolitan city in West Bengal, India, along with its sources identification, spatial distribution ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
5. Potential for energy recovery from municipal plastic wastes generated in Nigeria

O.F. Olusunmade; T.A. Yusuf; C.O. Ogunnigbo

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 295-302


  Management of municipal solid wastes (MSW) in most developed societies now involves the use of thermo-chemical conversion methods. This leads to energy and material recovery while also protecting the environment. However, till date most of the wastes generated in Nigeria (including plastic wastes) are ...  Read More

SHORT COMMUNICATION Urban civil engineering and related management issues
6. Status and challenges of waste segregation in residential communities

P. Anshuman; R. Pankaj Kumar

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 303-310


  Degradation of urban environment and health hazard is directly associated with the unscientific handling of Municipal solid waste of India. Urbanization also contribute intensify Municipal solid waste generation. Source segregation of solid waste not only the fact to converge but also possible in maximum ...  Read More

SHORT COMMUNICATION Urban social and cultural welfare
7. Indoor air quality monitoring in urban areas using Smart Sensing Technology

P. Partheeban; R. Rani Hemamalini; B. Shanthini

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 311-320


  Recently, indoor air quality has attracted the attention of policymakers and researchers as a critical issue like that of external air pollution. Indoor air quality is more important as people spend time longer indoors than outdoors. Indoor environments are closed compared to external environments providing ...  Read More

REVIEW PAPER Urban communications and services
8. knowledge production through collaborative management research

S.S. Mousavi; A.A. Moradi; S. Alipour; M. Nasr Zadeh; A. Khazaei

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 321-330


  Recently, literature around the theme of collaborative management research has grown considerably. According to the definition of collaborative management research, two components are connected to each other in this context; managers of organizations and academic researchers. In literature, many ...  Read More