ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
1. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.01

Abstract
  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

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
2. Modeling of vegetation index and land surface temperature to identify and compare the changing trends, using generalized estimating equations

I. Sharma

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 279-286

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.02

Abstract
  Normalized difference vegetation index and land surface temperature data, in a sample plot each from east, center and west of Nepal, from 2000 to 2015, were analyzed to identify and compare the trends of vegetation and temperature changes during the period. The data were obtained from moderate resolutions ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Human Capital in Urban Management
3. Relationship between organizational climate and citizenship behavior of the non-supervisory staff in Bank Simpanan National, Malaysia

L. Vasudevan; A. Iqbal

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 287-302

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.03

Abstract
  In a new era, the organizational climate has built as the norms, values, beliefs, traditions, and ceremonies where people work together to solve problems and face challenges. This study was to determine whether there is a relationship between each of the three dimensions of organizational climate (supervisory ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
4. Potential of Landsat-8 spectral indices to estimate forest biomass

A.B. Imran; S. Ahmed

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 303-314

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.04

Abstract
  Forest ecosystems are among the largest terrestrial carbon reservoirs on our planet earth thus playing a vital role in global carbon cycle. Presently, remote sensing techniques provide proper estimates of forest biomass and quantify carbon stocks. The present study has explored Landsat-8 sensor product ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
5. Influences of limestone stone quarries on groundwater quality

S. Marzouk

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 315-324

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.05

Abstract
  Rapid population growth and increasing demand for the modern settlement has led to the increase of environmental pollution. Limestone quarry is one among the activities that affect environment and ecosystem in Pemba Island-Zanzibar. Quarrying activities brought an inevitable destruction to the environments ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Human Capital in Urban Management
6. Impact of human resources measures on organizational ambidexterity of smart city projects

S.R. Torbatjoo

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 325-334

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.06

Abstract
  Dealing with the tension between explorative and exploitative activities is a key issue for firms. Literature suggests that ambidexterity allows firms to manage this issue properly and provides firms with specific competitive advantages. This study was conducted aiming at investigating the ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Urban architecture, design, development and planning
7. Environmental impact of renovation projects on timeworn textures from the perspective of tourism

M. Sabet Teimouri; H. Mobini

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 335-342

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.07

Abstract
  Achieving sustainable development for managers and urban planning requires a systemic attitude to various urban issues and phenomena and a comprehensive urban development cannot be obtained with a single-dimensional perspective. Hence, in implementing various urban projects, it is necessary to examine ...  Read More

REVIEW PAPER Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
8. Urban expansion as a driver of biodiversity loss: Integrating biodiversity in urban planning in African context

G.P. Massawe; S.D. Liseki; W.N. Marealle

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 343-352

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.08

Abstract
    ARTICLE RETRACTION This article has been retracted at the request of Mark Burgman, the Editor-in-Chief of Conservation Biology. Unfortunately it has been found out that Goodluck Peter Massawe from Tanzania wildlife research institute, as the corresponding author and his co-authors; Liseki, S.D.; ...  Read More