ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban management and public health
1. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.04.01

Abstract
  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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Sustainable urban infrastructure
2. Analysis of factors affecting entrepreneurship, market, knowledge management in clean production and sustainable competitive advantage

R. Tayyebirad; Y. Vakil Alroaia

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 291-304

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.04.02

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: An emerging type of innovation that leads to dramatic improvement in management processes and methods, and at the same time promotes innovation, is entrepreneurship for preserving cleaner production. However, few studies have been conducted to examine the impact of entrepreneurial ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
3. The impact of climate change on economic growth based on time series evidence, 1969-2016

C. Belford; D. Huang; E. Ceesay; Y.N. Ahmed; L. Sanyang; R.H. Jonga

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 305-318

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.04.03

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Climate change is one of the existential threats of modern times, which deserves urgent attention by policymakers. The objective of this paper is to comprehend the impact of climate change on the Gambian economy both in the short and long-run. METHODS: This paper analyses time ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Human capital in urban management
4. Proposing a performance measurement framework for the Municipalities

M. Valibeigi; M. Afsharirad; M. Valibeigi; E. Sarhangi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 319-330

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.04.04

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this paper is to propose a performance measurement framework for Iranian municipalities as a public institution. METHODS: By selecting Karaj Municipality and referring to Balanced Score-Card Methodology, an attempt has been made to provide a framework ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
5. The effect of coronavirus restrictions on air quality and exiting daily traffic

M. Moghadami; A. Rasaizadi; M. Askari

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 331-338

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.04.05

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This research attempted to analyze the negative and positive aspects of Coronavirus: its effect on air quality and traffic volume. The sample city of this research was Tehran and transportation behavior toward the Coronavirus and minor quarantines in specific. METHODS: Six ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban and municipalities management
6. Sequential extraction and bioavailability of some heavy metals on dumpsite soils in a semi-urban community

O.S. Shokunbi; O.O. Ajayi; D.O. Jegede; O.S. Shokunbi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 339-352

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.04.06

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Solid wastes are composed of organic and inorganic pollutants (heavy metals) that can contaminate soil, underground and surface water; resulting in serious health challenges to humans. The bioavailability of cadmium, chromium, copper, lead and nickel on dumpsite soils, were ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
7. Greenhouse gasses emission in the highly urbanized city using GIS- based analysis

S. Arsalan; A. Imran; A. Khawar; F. Imran; Z. Faiz; S.E. Razzaq; S.S. Razzaq

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 353-360

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.04.07

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: As the population grows on the earth, transport and industrial sector have become the main parameters whose emissions increase pollutants like greenhouse gasses that have a snowballing impact on urban air quality and life in the area. This study aims to analyze the emission ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Human capital in urban management
8. The impact of entrepreneurial skills on manager's job performance

E. Hosseini; M. Tajpour; M. Lashkarbooluki

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 361-372

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.04.08

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Entrepreneurship has become mandatory for different societies because not only does entrepreneurship make it possible for individuals to access the financial resources generated by the idea but it also facilitates the development of a country by solving problems in a new way. ...  Read More