Urban transportation systems and traffic management
Re-usability of traffic signs for inactive drivers with consideration of personal characteristics and sign features

A. Chan; A. Ng

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 1-8


  There has been an increasing concern about inactive drivers who would easily lead to road accidents and fatalities once return to driving. This study investigated the re-usability of traffic signs for inactive drivers with consideration of driver factors and cognitive sign features. Fifty-seven Hong ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
Wayfinding characteristics and familiarity indexes in an urban environment

H. Najafpour; R. Naghdbishi; F. Asadi Malekjahan

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 1-16


  Many people are encountered with finding the best way to reach to their destination. One definition for wayfinding is “the act of travelling to the destination by continuous processes of making route-choices whilst evaluating previous spatial decisions against stable cognition of the environment.  ...  Read More

Human capital in urban management
Fuzzy Multi-criteria decision making approach for human capital evaluation of municipal districts

A. Gholipour; E. Ebrahimi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 1-8


  People in every organization could be considered as the most important resource which contributes to the development of that organization. In fact, human capital is the most important dimension of organization’s intellectual capital especially in service-oriented organizations like municipality. ...  Read More

Human capital in urban management
Drawing model of welfare services in the Municipality of Tehran

M. Baoosh; Gh.R. Memarzadeh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 1-14


  Human resources are the most valuable capital of an organization, and managers are trying to provide motivation and productivity along with preserving the workforce. One way to motivate and increase productivity is to provide welfare services to employees. Using Adams' theory of equality, the current ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
Provision of car parking space in the residential neighborhoods: A development control challenge in urban areas

W.O. Omollo

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 1-18


  Although a substantial body of research concurs that most urban areas have a challenge in providing adequate car parking space, there is a scarcity in the literature on how conformity to planning standards that regulates the provision of car parking spaces may be analyzed. This study, therefore, examines ...  Read More

Sustainable urban infrastructure
Various impacts of COVID-19 on environmental pollution

N. Kumar; R. Tyagi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 1-10


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global health crisis that had a deep impact on the world and our everyday lives. The deadly virus i.e. SARS-CoV-2 has rapidly spread around the world, posing enormous health, social, economic, and environmental challenges to the entire human ...  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


  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 communications and services
Formation of the intelligent energy system based on digital technologies in urban management

S. Drobyazko; T. Hilorme; S. Nesterenko; Z. Shatskaya

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 1-16


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The economic consequences of the introduction of digital technologies are projected both at the level of electricity market participants and at the level of the state as a whole. As a result of the introduction of intelligent electricity metering it is possible to achieve energy ...  Read More

Information and communications technology in Urban Management
Social content as a key factor for the efficiency of digital tourism systems

H. Mobini; D. Crozat; B. Shabani; M. Haghi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 1-16


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to the development of Information and communication technologies, data clouds produced by several sources containing vital information about cities, give more opportunities to tourists to access more information and services. Tourists can overcome challenges such as movement ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
How traditional symbols can be used as inspiration source in shaping the urban architecture?

M. Khakzand; S. Babaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 73-82


  This paper explores the developing of how designers can search for inspiration source which provided in the form of traditional elements and archetypes and also their role on idea generation in design from building to urban measure. In order to clarify of this, current study focuses on the Far-East region ...  Read More

Urban management and public health
A comparative study for quality of local and imported commercially available bottled water brands

S.R. Sajjala; S.K. Al Dewery; A. Ahmed; A.H.H. Al Sakiti

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 77-86


   In this study the quality of Omani and United Arab Emirates bottled water brands which are sold in Oman were assessed by comparing the chemical composition indicated on manufacturer’s label with local and international bottled water standards. Results indicated that all the bottled water ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
The role of proportional systems in the forming of Sassanid square domes

H. Abaeian; M. Hashemi; N. Valibeig; Sh. Mohammadpour

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 81-88


  One of the common monuments in the Sassanid era was the square dome. Interestingly, corners and parts of the square dome were always geometrically proportionate to each other. Square domes have been mainly studied in terms of their historical background as well as the materials used. The present research, ...  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


  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 management and public health
Frequency of electronics-waste generated heavy metals in urban waterways

T.D. Adeniyi; P.U. Achukwu; A.A. Abubakar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 89-100


  Heavy metals are one of the dreadful environmental pollutants. Its toxicity is a menace to the ecosystem and has attracted global concern over the decades. The attendant uncontrolled disposal and recycling of electronic-waste (e-waste) has greatly influence the elevated concentration of heavy metals ...  Read More

Human capital in urban management
Designing career management model for public organizations using the Grounded Theory

A. Shahrabi Farahani; K. Teymournejad

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 111-124


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Career management determines the direction of staff's movement in the organizational hierarchy and directs them to perfection. The Objective of this study was to design a model for career management of Tehran Municipality employees. METHODS: The research method was Qualitative-Quantitative ...  Read More

Sustainable urban infrastructure
Evaluation of ‘Guanxi’ concept between Chinese supervisors and workers in hydropower projects: conflicts and safety perspectives

A. Bouba Oumarou; L. HongXia; C.A. Mbom

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 143-156


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The duality of Chinese management style called guanxi might have a potential difference between Chinese and African ideologies, and may give rise to injustice in some overseas contracting projects leading to conflicts, fights and safety issues. Therefore, effective action is ...  Read More

Information and communications technology in Urban Management
Energy risk management in urban projects management

F. Nazarova; T. Voropayeva; N. Horobets; O. Sokolova

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 143-160


  global and significantly affect (negatively, positively) the state and development of the national and world economy. The purpose of the paper is the formation of methodical-practical foundations of energy risk management in the energy sector.METHODS: The matrix method was used in building the energy ...  Read More

Human capital in urban management
Information and communications technology facilities at the tertiary level education in some urban universities in Bangladesh

F. M. Shahriar; J. Haque; M. K. Barai

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 149-158


  With the advent of digitalization, information and communications technology facilities have become an indispensable part of education especially at the universities. This study has been undertaken with dual purposes - to find the existing scenario of information and communications technology facilities ...  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

Human capital in urban management
Land cover land use mapping and change detection analysis using geographic information system and remote sensing

C.E. Akumu; S. Dennis; C. Reddy

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 167-178


  Land cover/land use categories are relevant components in land management. Understanding how land cover/land use change over time is necessary to assess the consequences of humans and natural stressors on the earth’s environment and resources. The aim of the study was to map and monitor the spatial ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Social vulnerability of small scale coastal fisher's livelihood to climate change

I.F. Vincent –Akpu; F. Annor-Frempong

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 171-180


  Fisheries support livelihood of over half a billion of people globally. Many of these people live in coastal regions of developing countries; and have limited capacity to adapt and build resilience in the face of climate change.  This research assesses the biophysical and socioeconomic characteristics ...  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


  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

Information and communications technology in Urban Management
Improvement of implementation processes of corporate environmental responsibility in conditions of urbanization

O. Katerna; O. Prykhodko; M. Yudin; K. Molchanova

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 189-204


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: During the disclosure of the conceptual foundations of the environmental responsibility implementation in the functioning of corporations, the need to implement such approaches to conducting business activities that will provide rational usage of nature and balanced development ...  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


  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 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