This report presents the main Brazilian findings of the joint research on Good
Practices In Urban Development undertaken in four different cities in the world (Deli, Jakarta, Cairo and Recife). It presents the major issues found in Recife during the period between October 1988 and February 1999.
Potential for large scale commercial developments like shopping centres, office buildings, etc., have been placing a lot of pressure on low income settlements in the core areas of major cities in developing countries.
The research explores ways to generate partnerships among developers, low-income communities and the state. The objective is to find alternatives to enable sustainable urban development. The key issue is the creation of mechanisms to transfer the right to use the land.