ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE 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

Comparing performance of organization on implementation of customer relationship management systems using ANP and TOPSIS hybrid approach

A. Abedi; M. Jafari

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2017, Pages 17-28


  As the customers are the main reason of the formation and survival of the organization, not only understanding their obvious needs, but also forecasting, determining and guiding their hidden needs, design and implementing plans of offering services for meeting these needs for attracting customers are ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Urban civil engineering and related management issues
Comparative analysis of automation of production process with industrial robots in Asia/Australia and Europe

I. Karabegović

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2017, Pages 29-38


  The term "INDUSTRY 4.0" or "fourth industrial revolution" was first introduced at the fair in 2011 in Hannover. It comes from the high-tech strategy of the German Federal Government that promotes automation-computerization to complete smart automation, meaning the introduction of a method of self-automation, ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Application of Gene Expression Programming to water dissolved oxygen concentration prediction

V. Mehdipour; M. Memarianfard; F. Homayounfar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2017, Pages 39-48


  This research based on record and collected data from four stations at Eymir Lake, Turkey, which are monitored daily in seven months. Water quality monitoring using former methods are time-needed and expensive, while the application of gene expression programming is more understandable, rapid, and reliable ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Human capital in urban management
Organizational commitment and its impact on employees’ individual interactions

A.R. Dabir; M. Azarpira

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2017, Pages 49-56


  Organizational commitment is one of the most widely researched topics in the field of organizational behavior. The main objective of this study was to investigate the impact of organizational commitment on individual interactions which was conducted in Municipality of Karaj. To achieve this objective, ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Urban management and public health
A GIS- Based suitability analysis for siting a solid waste in an urban area

M. Salemi; R. Hejazi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2017, Pages 57-68


  An appropriate solid waste disposal has been a major problem in municipal environment. The use of landfills is the most economical and environmentally acceptable method for the disposal of solid waste all over the world. The analysis of spatial data and consideration of regulation and accepted criteria ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Human capital in urban management
Willingness to participation of local communities in the conservation of national parks

M. Ahmadpour Borazjani; Sh. Mosapour; A.A. Keykha; M.R. Sasouli

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2017, Pages 69-76


  Removing local communities from lands that they have been exploiting for generations without consultation or adequate compensation can result in retaliation and hostile attitudes toward the objectives of the protected areas.Therefore, this study examines the application of willingness to participate ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
Environmental qualitative assessment of water resources in Tehran

T. Jafarynasab

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2017, Pages 77-88


  Increasing water demand and reducing its contaminations are the main concerns and challenges for water resource managers and planner due to its limited sources and high value. This study aims to assess and understand the factors which threaten the quality of groundwater resources and to achieve this, ...  Read More