Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 395

Table of Content: August 2011; 4(8)

August 2011

Determination of desert areas in the view point of geomorphology using geographical information system: A case study of Ardestan, Isfahan

  Geomorphology mainly deals with the factor that affects the formation of earth crust, or in other words, it investigates the earth’s surface reliefs and studies the origin and main factor which affect their formation, and finally, it deals with the deposit that stems from them. In this research, in order to determine and discriminate the desert region realm in eight regions of Ardestan (Isfahan...

Author(s):   Hasan Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Hajihashemijazi, Hossein Azarnivand and Korosh Shirani  

August 2011

Demographic comparative in heritage texture of Isfahan City

  Attention to heritage area and old texture is very usual in Iran. Since last two decades, revitalization and renovation of historic cores has begun partly in some of the traditional Iranian cities. Historic centre of Isfahan is among the most important cases in central part of Iran. The aim of the conservation of heritage areas in this city is to revive the past image, restoring the ancient parts which still...

Author(s):   Ali Assari and T. M. Mahesh  

August 2011

Applications of remote sensing (RS) and geographical information system (GIS) for urban land use change study in Ulaanbaatar City, Mongolia

  The aim of this study was to analyze the urban land use changes of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, using very high resolution remote sensing (RS) and geographical information system (GIS) datasets. In this study, land use status in Ulaanbaatar before 1990 are compared with the land use changes that occurred after 1990 and the socio-economic reasons for the changes are described. For the basic...

Author(s):   D. Amarsaikhan, B. Chinbat, M. Ganzorig, V. Battsengel, G. Bulgan, B. Nergui, E. Egshiglen and R. Gantuya  

August 2011

Analysis of the impact of urban sprawl in altering the land-use, land-cover pattern of Raichur City, India, using geospatial technologies

  In this paper, an attempt was made to study the implications of urban sprawl on the land-use and land-cover pattern of a typical rural region, located in the State of Karnataka, India. Raichur quickly emerged as a city with the typical promises of an urban image. The GIS and remote sensing based assessment of the study area reveals that the city is still juvenile and there is some chance to save it from the...

Author(s):   R. Basawaraja, K. B. Chari, S. R. Mise and S. B. Chetti  

August 2011

Do Samaritan migrants really work for the development of local communities? Evidence from Cameroon in Central Africa

  The aim of this paper is to analyze how Samaritan migrants really work for the development of local communities in Cameroon. We have used the game theory approach that is based on the Samaritan’s Dilemma. The Samaritan Dilemma shows the superiority of collective responsibility on the individual or personal utility. Therefore, one of the solutions to development problem is to introduce and encourage...

Author(s):   TCHOUASSI Gérard  

August 2011

Integrated approach to solid waste management in Pune City

  Solid waste is increasing in Pune City due to growth of population, urbanization, higher per capita income and standard of living, changing lifestyle and food habits. The solid waste created by the household units, shops, restaurant and commercial units are higher. Solid waste is inevitable task in urbanization process and it will increase in future. The collection, segregation, storage, transports and...

Author(s):   Sanjay Rode  

August 2011

Determinants of SMEs growth (wood enterprises): Infrastructure, technology and collective efficiency

  Economic development is said to be dependent on industrial development. Industrialization is seen as key in the promotion of sustainable development since it creates productive employment, generates value added capital and makes a significant contribution to economic and social development. However, the trend in the performance of the manufacturing sector in Kenya raises questions on the effectiveness of the...

Author(s):   Stephen Irura Nganga, George Mark Onyango and Bonaventure Wanjala Kerre