Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Adsorption studies of Iodine removal by low-cost Bioinspired Mushuma and Mupane bark derived adsorbents for urban and rural wastewater reuse

O. Gotore; V. Mushayi; R. Rameshprabu; L. Gochayi; T. Itayama

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 297-308

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2022.03.01

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Water pollution and scarcity are becoming a serious challenge worldwide and methods of treating or recycling the wastewater are becoming expensive, especially in rural areas of least developed countries. An affordable wastewater recycling approach is imminent and should be ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Direct and indirect analysis of contamination levels in lakes of two adjacent areas

J. Figueroa Jiménez1; N. Guerrero Del Castillo; J. C. Musa Wasil; K. Malave-Llamas; C. Morales Agrinzoni

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 417-432

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2022.03.10

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:  In the state of Florida there are more than 2.5 million acres of fresh water available; rivers, streams, springs, artificial canals, wetlands, and lakes. Polk and Osceola Counties are under a class III classification, which means that are considered recreational waters, ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
The sustainable semantic foundations of the traditional neighborhoods in the desert cities

S. Maroofi; M. Valibeigi; A. Shaneh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 267-282

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2022.02.09

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In cities with a hot and harsh climate, defining space and territory in a sustainable and environmentally manner in urban management and human capital is critical. Cultural values and climatic adaptation played a prominent role in the neighborhood's basic elements. The main ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
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 , January 2022, , Pages 1-16

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2022.01.01

Abstract
  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

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Youth awareness and commitment to global warming risks among university students

A. Bouba Oumarou; H.X. Li

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 113-124

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2022.01.09

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Global Warming is expected to induce grave effects around the world. It is predicted that many communities, mostly in the third world, experience numerous consequences because of climate change. Therefore, effective action is needed and universities play a huge role in addressing ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
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 , October 2021, , Pages 351-364

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.04.01

Abstract
  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
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 , July 2021, , Pages 209-224

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.03.01

Abstract
  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 ecology and related environmental concerns
Statistical evaluation of surface water quality parameters: the extent of industrial effluent pollution in urban settlement

I.T. Horsfall; I. Okosa; T. Adumbu; T.H. Ekiyor

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 125-134

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.02

Abstract
  ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Industrial effluent contamination of water resources has emerged as a major challenge in developing and densely populated countries like Nigeria where river systems are the primary means for disposal of waste, especially the effluents from surrounding industries. ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Irrigation site selection using hybrid GIS-based approach

S.R. Chikabvumbwa; D. Sibale; S.W. Chisale

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 149-158

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.02.04

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:The use of traditional site selection methods for potential irrigation schemes is so common in Malawi. The overdependence of these methods has had significant consequences on the environment such as pollution, siltation, and land degradation and soil erosion. Traditional selection ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Evaluation of temperature and urban heat island variability in days of the week and weekends

P. Nwaerema; S.N. Jiya

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 45-56

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2021.01.04

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated temperature and urban heat island variability in days of the week and weekends of Port Harcourt city, due to the continuous heat stress and resultant health disaster common in tropical countries such as Nigeria. METHODS: The data were generated from field ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
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 , October 2020, , Pages 305-318

https://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

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
The effect of coronavirus restrictions on air quality and exiting daily traffic

M. Moghadami; A. Rasaizadi; M. Askari

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

https://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

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

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

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

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.03.01

Abstract
  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
Impact of rainfall on natural attenuation of diesel and waste oil within urban base transceiver stations

O.N. Theophilus; O. Akaranta; E. Ugwoha

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 251-266

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.03.07

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Very low grid power penetration in some urban areas has led to telecoms companies investing massively in the deployment of diesel generators (DGs). These deployments have led to diesel and waste oil spill at base transceiver station (BTS) sites during maintenance cycles, impacting ...  Read More

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

T. Gala; L. Boakye

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

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.02.01

Abstract
  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 ecology and related environmental concerns
Effect of financial development and institutional quality on the environmental degradation in developed and developing countries

M. Batool; Y. Jehan; N. Hayat

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 111-124

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.02.03

Abstract
  Environmental pollutants have become a dreadful problem and burning issues for the present world irrespective of a country who is responsible for it. The objective of the study is to investigate impact of financial development and institutional quality on environmental degradation. The study is based ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Spatial evolution of the physico-chemical, organoleptic and bacteriological properties of a municipal artificial lake

A. Talla; F.D. Motto; G.E. Nkeng

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 35-44

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.01.04

Abstract
  This study is a contribution to the study of the spatial evolution of the properties of the municipal lake of Yaounde-Cameroon. The objective was the characterization of the physico-chemical, bacteriological and organoleptic parameters of water of this lake in order to provide the scientifically exploitable ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
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 , October 2019, , Pages 247-258

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.04.01

Abstract
  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 ecology and related environmental concerns
Potential for energy recovery from municipal plastic wastes generated in Nigeria

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

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

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.04.05

Abstract
  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

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

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

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

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.04.07

Abstract
  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

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Validation of eco-enzyme for improved water quality effect during large public gathering at river bank

N. Kumar; Y.A. Rajshree; A. Yadav; N. Himani Malhotra; N. Gupta; P. Pushp

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 181-188

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.03.03

Abstract
   In contrast to existing trends and expected deteriorating water quality in the river Yamuna in Delhi which carries potential cultural economical and health importance, March 2016 water data showing improvement despite large public gathering at river bank during Cultural Festival. The reasons and ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Plastic wastes separation practice and disposal mechanism by households, hospitals, markets and waste management body

O.F. Olusunmade

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 189-204

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.03.04

Abstract
  This study was carried out to reveal the plastic wastes separation practice and disposal mechanism as well as awareness of the negative impact of plastic wastes on the environment, in Makurdi area of Benue State, Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered to 468 individual respondents in 6 sub-locations ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Influence of organic compost compounds on soil chemical and physical properties

S. Dadashi; M. Ghajar Sepanlou; S.Kh. Mirnia

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 15-22

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.01.02

Abstract
  This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of municipal waste compost and manure on soil chemical and physical properties quality and crop production in Sari city (north of Iran). In this study, the effect of compost and manure (cow and sheep) on the quality of soil organic material with experimental ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Spatial distribution of urban green spaces using entropy model and coefficient of dispersion

A.R. Sadeghi; M. Khakzand; M.A. Dehghani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 23-32

https://doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.01.03

Abstract
  In the present era, the importance and role of green space in the life and development of cities are to the extent that it is mentioned as one of the indicators of sustainable development. In sustainable urban development, proportional distribution of green space according to the balanced distribution ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
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 , October 2018, , Pages 265-278

https://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