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Development Of Msw Collection Services On Regional Scale : Spatial Analysis And Urban Disparities In North-East Region, Romania, Florin C. Mihai Jan 2013

Development Of Msw Collection Services On Regional Scale : Spatial Analysis And Urban Disparities In North-East Region, Romania, Florin C. Mihai

Florin C MIHAI

The cities are facing illegal dumping of municipal solid waste (MSW) because the waste collection facilities do not cover the entire population. Furthermore, this sector is poorly developed in small towns or villages annexed to administrative territory units (ATU) of cities , MSW are disposed in open dumps polluting the local environment. This paper analyzes on the one hand the urban disparities on public access to waste collection services (WCS) in the North-East Region on the other hand, it performs a comparative analysis between 2003 and 2010 outlining the changes made in the context of Romania’s accession to EU. Also ...


Eu Acquis Compliance On Urban Waste Management. Case Study: Piatra Neamt , Romania, Florin C. Mihai, Liviu Apostol, Dan Chelaru, Adrian Ursu Jan 2013

Eu Acquis Compliance On Urban Waste Management. Case Study: Piatra Neamt , Romania, Florin C. Mihai, Liviu Apostol, Dan Chelaru, Adrian Ursu

Florin C MIHAI

This paper examines the current challenges in urban waste management systems under EU regulations for a newcomer state. Piatra Neamț is among the first Romanian cities which made the transition from a traditional to a modern waste management infrastructure through ISPA funds. These changes are poor reflected in rate of recyling and treatment so far according to analysis of waste streams. The paper performs a critical review of waste management services and also assesses the vulnerability to illegal dumping. Inappropriate sites of waste management facilities contribute to environmental pollution and urban landscape degradation. Comparative analysis between pre-accession period vs. current ...


Economic Utopia Inventions As Observed Phenomenon-Success, Failure, Persistence Through History From Dawn Of Mankind To Jesus To Thomas More To Pullman, Riverside And Eugenics, James T. Struck Jan 2013

Economic Utopia Inventions As Observed Phenomenon-Success, Failure, Persistence Through History From Dawn Of Mankind To Jesus To Thomas More To Pullman, Riverside And Eugenics, James T. Struck

James T Struck

Economic Utopia Inventions as Observed Phenomenon-Success, Failure, Persistence Through History From Dawn of Mankind to Jesus to Thomas More to Pullman, Riverside and Eugenics Economic Utopia inventions have been tried from humanity's beginning to today with failure and success. I walked along Cottage Grove Avenue to look at the remains of the Pullman Sleeping Car Company near 111th Street in Chicago; part of what remains of the important Pullman Sleeping Car Company are boarded up buildings, beautiful red towers, nice windows, Hotel Florence, much writing, and a Pullman Historical Foundation and Pullman Historical Site. An Economic utopia invention was ...


Curriculum Vitae, Pingkang Yu Jan 2013

Curriculum Vitae, Pingkang Yu

Pingkang Yu

No abstract provided.


Supporting Permanently Affordable Housing In The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program: An Analysis Of State Qualified Allocation Plans, Marla Nelson, Elizabeth Source Jan 2013

Supporting Permanently Affordable Housing In The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program: An Analysis Of State Qualified Allocation Plans, Marla Nelson, Elizabeth Source

Marla Nelson

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is the country’s largest source of federal subsidy for affordable housing. Since its inception, the program has financed more than 2.2 million housing units, accounting for about one-sixth of all rental housing in the country.1 Limited affordability periods, and the ability for property owners to “opt out” of the program after 15 years, have raised concerns about the loss of affordable units to market rate conversion, particularly in strong housing markets. Organizations that provide permanently affordable housing, often referred to as “shared equity” models, can ensure the affordability and ...


Desenho Urbano, Planejamento E Politicas De Desenvolvimento Em Curitiba, Clara Irazabal Jan 2013

Desenho Urbano, Planejamento E Politicas De Desenvolvimento Em Curitiba, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

Durante as últimas décadas, Curitiba tem sido referenciada como uma “cidade modelo” ambientalmente sustentável e um notável exemplo tanto de um processo de planejamento urbano bemsucedido como de uma ampla coleção de projetos de desenho urbano atraentes, inovadores, funcionais, econômicos e replicáveis. Este capítulo examina projetos de desenvolvimento urbano em Curitiba desde os anos 1960 e apresenta várias razões pelas quais a cidade merece louvor: o competente e contínuo processo de planejamento garantiu a eficiência do transporte público, a preservação histórica e cultural, a revitalização do Centro e a prioridade à circulação de pedestres, programas ambientais eficazes e uma série ...


Desenho Urbano, Planejamento E Politicas De Desenvolvimento Em Curitiba, Clara Irazabal Jan 2013

Desenho Urbano, Planejamento E Politicas De Desenvolvimento Em Curitiba, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

Durante as últimas décadas, Curitiba tem sido referenciada como uma “cidade modelo” ambientalmente sustentável e um notável exemplo tanto de um processo de planejamento urbano bemsucedido como de uma ampla coleção de projetos de desenho urbano atraentes, inovadores, funcionais, econômicos e replicáveis. Este capítulo examina projetos de desenvolvimento urbano em Curitiba desde os anos 1960 e apresenta várias razões pelas quais a cidade merece louvor: o competente e contínuo processo de planejamento garantiu a eficiência do transporte público, a preservação histórica e cultural, a revitalização do Centro e a prioridade à circulação de pedestres, programas ambientais eficazes e uma série ...


Our Own Private Sustainable Community: Are Green Covenants, Conditions, And Restrictions A Viable Alternative To A More Environmentally Sustainable Future For Homeowners?, Darren Prum, Robert Aalberts Jan 2013

Our Own Private Sustainable Community: Are Green Covenants, Conditions, And Restrictions A Viable Alternative To A More Environmentally Sustainable Future For Homeowners?, Darren Prum, Robert Aalberts

Darren A. Prum

Residential and commercial property owners have sought for centuries to develop and enrich their physical environment through private land use planning. In more recent decades, residential owners residing in community interest communities have been particularly active in crafting an evolving array of deed restrictions contained in Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions( CC&R’s). CC&R’s, which are generally created by the CIC developer , are mutually binding and enforceable against all those who live or conduct business in self-selected residential subdivisions or commercial developments . Importantly, CC&R’s are monitored sometimes quite forcefully, under the watchful eye of an empowered ...


Aproximaciones A La Frontera, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., Diana Mejía M.A., Johanna Espín M.A. Jan 2013

Aproximaciones A La Frontera, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., Diana Mejía M.A., Johanna Espín M.A.

Fernando Carrión Mena

La inseguridad se ha convertido en uno de los temas más relevantes en las ciudades latinoamericanas, en parte debido al incremento de su magnitud, a las nuevas formas que asume y a los impactos sociales, económicos y ambientales que produce. Sin embargo, en las zonas de frontera, las cuales generalmente se encuentran alejadas de los centros urbanos principales, la situación tiene características aún más particulares y complejas. Ante esto, se hace necesario posicionar dicha problemática en el debate público, con la finalidad de conocer la realidad cotidiana de las poblaciones fronterizas, definir políticas públicas certeras y, además, reducir la distancia ...


Aproximaciones A La Frontera, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Jan 2013

Aproximaciones A La Frontera, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

La inseguridad se ha convertido en uno de los temas más relevantes en las ciudades latinoamericanas, en parte debido al incremento de su magnitud, a las nuevas formas que asume y a los impactos sociales, económicos y ambientales que produce. Sin embargo, en las zonas de frontera, las cuales generalmente se encuentran alejadas de los centros urbanos principales, la situación tiene características aún más particulares y complejas. Ante esto, se hace necesario posicionar dicha problemática en el debate público, con la finalidad de conocer la realidad cotidiana de las poblaciones fronterizas, definir políticas públicas certeras y, además, reducir la distancia ...


Form Follows Function: On The Interaction Between Real Estate Finance And Urban Spatial Structure, David S. Bieri Jan 2013

Form Follows Function: On The Interaction Between Real Estate Finance And Urban Spatial Structure, David S. Bieri

David S Bieri

The fundamental connection between the spatial development of cities and financial markets is a topic that has received little attention from either urbanists or economists. In this short piece, I argue that part of the post-crisis recovery is predicated on a multi-faceted understanding of the subtle causal linkages between financial flows and urban morphologies. Following a historical contextualization of my main argument, I speculate about the key channels through which the dialectical relationship between capital, its regimes of accumulation and its unequal spatial distribution affect the urban fabric. I identify two separate economic processes and historical developments that have co-defined ...


Planning For Climate Change In Urban Areas: From Theory To Practice, Christine Wamsler, Ebba Brink, Claudia Rivera Jan 2013

Planning For Climate Change In Urban Areas: From Theory To Practice, Christine Wamsler, Ebba Brink, Claudia Rivera

Christine Wamsler

Climate change poses a serious threat to sustainable urban development, placing many cities at risk. Consequently, city authorities face the challenge of finding ways to include adaptation strategies into their work, although related knowledge and competence is still scarce and fragmented. With the aim of contributing to knowledge development and organizational learning, the objective of this paper is to critically review and compare current theoretical and practical approaches to adaptation planning in cities. First the conceptual characteristics and features of a climate-resilient city are identified. Second, the reciprocal linkages between climate-related disasters, urban form and city planning processes are analysed ...


Managing Risk: From The United Nations To Local-Level Realities – Or Vice Versa, Christine Wamsler Jan 2013

Managing Risk: From The United Nations To Local-Level Realities – Or Vice Versa, Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler

No abstract provided.