Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Experts profiling on a healthier built environment: lowering the threat of climate change

O.P Agboola; S.D. Zakka; S.A. Olatunji

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 47-60


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are indications that climate change and its consequences are already creating threats to the built environment in Nigeria. These environmental threats have negative implications for healthy, well-being, and urban sustainability. This empirical study aim to identify how ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Spatio-temporal variability of urban particulate matter using GIS: a lesson from COVID-19 restrictions

M.T. Islam; M. Islam; A.A. Nayeem; A.K. Majumder

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 333-348


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Air pollution and its associated health impacts have become a major concern worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Anthropogenic activities were significantly reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing for the opportunity for source reduction of air pollutants. ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Environmental Worry Index-11: development, validity, and reliability

R. Oguntayo; S. F. Agberotimi; P. O. Ajao; O. T. Oladele; A. O. Olaseni; O. D. Ajibewa

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 31-42


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Environmental worry involve primarily the thoughts of some hazardous immediate and long-run side effects of degradation that happened to our ecological system. Despite the side effects of this phenomenon, psychometrics measuring environmental worry from the African context ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Policy and societal relevance of traffic noise models in urban zones

S.S. Ahmadi Dehrashid; H.R. Jafari; A. Amjadi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 283-296


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Road traffic noise is a matter of challenge for both people and policymakers. For instance, the price of lands/houses which are close to road traffic noise is reduced. The key objective of this study is to propose a conceptual model to illustrate details of a road traffic noise ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Management and safety practices in utilization of agro-food waste among urban agro-producer households

C. Karani; E. Gido; H. Bett

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 393-412


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Whereas management of waste in urban areas across the globe is essentially a public service, there is dearth of knowledge on waste management efforts at the household level in developing countries. The study aimed to avail crucial information on the largely informal management ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Labile metal evaluation, speciation and accumulation in harvested plant from urban major dumpsites

G. Aladekoyi; A. Akinnusotu

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 185-192


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Disinterred manures from dumpsites in the cities are believed to be readily available source for soil nutrient for backyard farming. Health hazards posed on human due to labile metals contaminants are not considered or evaluated before consumption. Three major municipal dumpsites ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
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 , October 2020, , Pages 353-360


  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

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
The impact of coronavirus induced general holiday on air quality in urban area

A.A. Nayeem; A.K. Majumder; W.S. Carter

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 207-216

  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Bangladesh government declared a general holiday beginning on March 26, 2020 aimed to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The aim of this study was to assess the impacts of the general holiday on air quality in Dhaka city area of Bangladesh. METHODS: Hourly PM2.5 (aerodynamic ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
The relationship between delegated responsibilities to the HSE employees and the performance indicators in the building construction projects in urban areas

M. Yarmohammadi; F. Razavian

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 45-52


  Construction projects are one of the most important economic sectors in the world. At the same time, these projects are one of the hazardous industries that cause many accidents resulting from injuries and deaths, occupational diseases, delay in time, environmental problems and other direct and indirect ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Psychosocial factors as determinants of littering prevention behavior

A. Opayemi; R. Oguntayo; A. Popoola; A. Alabi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 59-68


  This study investigated psychosocial factors as determinants of littering prevention behavior among residents of Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria.  The independent variables are; personality traits, gender, Residential characteristics, Educational level, Age and Organizational factors while dependent ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
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 , October 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

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Sustainable solid waste management: An appraisal of institutional limitations

W.O. Omollo

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 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 health, safety and environment (HSE)
The role of passive defense in urban crisis management from urban managers’ perspective

S. Najafnezhad Asl; Y. Mohammadi Moghadam; S.M. Poormoosavi

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 205-212


  The main objective of this research is to determine the role of passive defense in urban crisis management from the perspectives of experts and urban managers Municipality of Tehran- District, 5. In order to carry out the study, an analytical-applied research method and a combination of documentary, ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
The role of optimal site selection of fire stations in urban safety

B. Azmoudeh Amlashi

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 223-238


  Constructing new urban facilities requires precise study of the proper sitting in different parts of a city. The first point for the accurate allocation of urban facilities, is to select the optimal site regarding different conditions and it matters when it comes to important factors such as saving lives ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Environmental management solutions for bus terminals utilizing SWOT analysis

M. Sayevand; A. Mohammadi; F. Moattar; V. Babaei

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 145-156


  As a communication link between suburban and urban roads, terminals prevent buses from entering the cities, thus, they play an important role in improving traffic flow, reducing urban environmental pollution. Clearly, proximity of te rminals to cities will bring about environmental pollution in different ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Underground transportation system risk assessment to mitigate vulnerability against natural disasters through intelligent urban management

H. Bahmanpour; M. Ehsani

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 179-192


  Quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation of risk management programs will play an important role in the development of Tehran metropolitan railway transport. Considering the tectonic studies, seismic zones, land degradation and faults in north and south of Tehran, the development of underground ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Migration pattern and risk management of climate induced displaced people of coastal area in Bangladesh

B. Prabal; R. Syed Hafizur

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 193-210


  Climate displaced persons generally follow the same trails as other migrants, but climate-induced displacement is adding to the pace and scale of human mobility. The prime aim of the study was to investigate the rural to urban migration of climate induced displacement in coastal area of Bangladesh addressing ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Groundwater pollution assessment in urban areas of Qom City

M.H. Rahimi; N. Kalantari; M. Sharifidoost; A. Gashtasebi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 97-110


  Nowadays, it is vital to pay attention more seriously to the urban environmental risks because of its effects on citizens' lives. One of these problems is groundwater pollution which threatens much valuable water resources. Drinking water in Qom City is provided from different resources, such as watersheds ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Validation of performance of ISO 14001 through developed model

V.G. Gawaikar; A.G. Bhole; R.R. Lakhe

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 293-302


  The case study is based on ISO 14001 and compares the validation with other certified industries. In view of the above, response has been collected to have further improvements through developed model which was prepared based on the factorization of various input and output variables which is linked ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Application of multi-criteria decision making to estimate the potential of flooding

M. Eshghizadeh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 189-202


  Integrating a geographic information system and multi-criteria decision making methods have been lead to provide spatial multi-criteria decision making methods. In this study, the spatial potential of flooding was determined based on analytic network process and analytic hierarchy process. At first, ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
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 , October 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 health, safety and environment (HSE)
Estimation of exposure to fine particulate air pollution using GIS-based modeling approach in an urban area in Tehran

M. Memarianfard; A. Mostafa Hatami; M. Memarianfard; M. Ajam

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 295-300


  In many industrialized areas, the highest concentration of particulate matter, as a major concern on public health, is being felt worldwide problem. Since the air pollution assessment and its evaluation with considering spatial dispersion analysis because of various factors are complex, in this paper, ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Evaluation and comparison of job stress among security workers with fixed and shift work schedules in Municipality of Tehran

A. Chaichi; Sh. Bakand; R. Yarahmadi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 199-208


  Municipality of Tehran with huge number of employees and with the aim to reduce stress and promote the work efficiency, seriously wants to achieve suitable and utilizable studies. Osipow's job stress test is one of the best tools to reach this aim. Data population includes securities building of municipality ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Public transport risk assessment through fault tree analysis

Z. Yaghoubpour; S. Givehchi; M.A. Tabrizi; F. Masoudi; L. Nourian

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 93-102


  This study focused on the public transport risk assessment in District one of ​​Tehran through Fault Tree Analysis involving the three criteria of human, vehicle and road in Haddon matrix. In fact, it examined the factors contributing to the occurrence of road accidents at several urban black spots ...  Read More

Urban health, safety and environment (HSE)
Urban green spaces assessment approach to health, safety and environment

B. Akbari Neisiani; S.M. Seyedan; E. Radfar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 123-132


  The city is alive with dynamic systems, where parks and urban green spaces have high strategic importance which help to improve living conditions. Urban parks are used as visual landscape with so many benefits such as reducing stress, reducing air pollution and producing oxygen, creating opportunities ...  Read More