Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management

Articles from No. 1S, April

A Spatial Analysis on the Provision of Urban Public Services and Their Deficiencies: A Study of Some Selected Blocks in Khulna City, Bangladesh
1. Introduction Developing countries like Bangladesh is characterized by highly rated urbanization which caused many urban populations deprived from some basic public facilities. However, some basic public services are essential to keep the urban...
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Editorial. Urban Issues in Asia
In the last decade we have assisted at a spectacular transformation of the human settlements, as more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas. This transformation acquired significant magnitude in Asia. In 1950, Asia had only one city...
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Evaluation of Municipal Services in Selected Wards of Dhaka City Corporation: Citizen's Perspective
1. Introduction It is not very long ago, Dhaka possessed an image as a city of green and water bodies. Within last few decades this serene and tranquil city has been transformed into one of the most polluted and crowded cities in the world. Dhaka...
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Facility Location Models Development to Maximize Total Service Area
1. Introduction Facility location modeling introduced in this paper is addressed to emergency facilities. Emergency facilities have a unique characteristic in the way they measure benefits. Typically, the objective of facility location problem is...
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Land Transformation: A Threat on Bangalore's Ecology-A Challenge for Sustainable Development
1. Introduction Bangalore over the years has grown as a robust technology hub, and has been ever-growing in terms of urban space with its inhabitants. Bangalore with its rich flora and renowned botanical gardens, is rightly called Garden City of...
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Modelling Price Dynamics in the Hong Kong Property Market
1. Introduction There has been growing interest in investing in real estate due to its ability to hedge inflation, diversify and balance investment portfolios, reduce risk, and generate a stable flow of income (Hudson-Wilson et al., 2005). The benefits...
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Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Towards a Much More Participatory Planning
1. Introduction The western part of China is located on the active Indian-Himalayan seismic gaps. According to a statistic released, more than 550 thousand people have been killed because of earthquakes since 1900, which makes up 53% of the people...
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Sustainable Drinking Water Supply in Pune Metropolitan Region: Alternative Policies
1. Introduction The government of Maharashtra has promoted industrialization across Pune region. Due to such policy, automobile, engineering, electronic, information technology and biotechnology industries have grown very fast. Such industries have...
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The Provision of Infrastructure Via Private Finance Initiative
1. Introduction Infrastructure is perceived as the most talked-about form of construction as it interests society at large (Duffield, 2001). Infrastructure has been delivered through various procurement approaches, namely traditional, design and...
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The Role of Land Rights in Urban Heritage Management-The Explanatory Power of Institutional Economics Analysis in the Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage of Kotagede Yogyakarta, Indonesia's Post Earthquake
1. Introduction Saturday morning May 27, 2006 at 6.00 am, residences of Yogyakarta City, Indonesia were scared by strong shakes that interrupted their routine activities. Earthquake on the 5.9 Richter scale had caused severe damages in this area,...
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The Use of Social Network Theory on Entrepreneur's Linkages Development
1. Introduction Private housing developers (PHDs) are defined as entrepreneurs who construct houses for profit (Endan, 1988). The provision of houses (either medium or high-cost) in Malaysia is largely dependent on PHDs according to Goh (1997)....
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