The Guide is based upon the findings of extensive research and fieldwork undertaken in Delhi, Jakarta and Recife. The research identified appropriate core area sites within each city and used detailed interviews with the resident
low-income populations to investigate the social and economic nature of livelihoods in the core areas of cities. Workshops undertaken in each city and a computer-modelling tool (developed alongside this research) were used to generate and analyse different feasibility options for the development of
the identified core area sites. The findings of each of these development briefs represent different design and management arrangements and were brought together as a series of topic-related Fact Sheets.