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Urban Projects Manual.
Davidson, Forbes and Geoff Payne. 1983. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press and Fairstead Press.

Background to the Manual
How to use the Manual
Basic framework explanation
Use of Manual framework when time and/or staff are limited
Manual framework

Stage 1 Feasibility studies
Task group/Task
Statement of objectives
Target population: identifying the target population and its housing needs
Identifying economic characteristics
Identifying household characteristics
Identifying housing demand

Project site: outline assessment and selection
Assessing site availability
Initial evaluation of site location
Identifying site area and shape
Identifying existing land tenure
Identifying site boundaries
Initial assessment of site topography and landscape
Initial assessment of ground conditions
Identifying pollution problems

Site development: assessing initial site development options
Initial assessment of housing layouts and densities
Initial assessment of plot development
Initial assessment of commerce and industry
Initial assessment of requirements for public facilities and recreation
Identifying other land uses
Initial assessment of circulation and transportation
Initial assessment of requirements for utilities

Institutional and financial framework
Assessing the capacity of the institutional framework
Identifying the financial framework
Assessment of costs and their allocation

Feasibility studies: analysis

Stage 2: Detailed studies
Task group/Task

Target population: survey of the target population and its housing needs
Economic characteristics of households
Household characteristics
Household attitudes to their locality
Household attitudes to plot characteristics
Relationship between households and their dwellings
Potential for community involvement
Nature of housing demand

Project site: detailed analysis of project site
Site location
Site area and shape
Land tenure
Site boundaries
Site topography and vegetation
Ground conditions
Local climate

Site development: survey and analysis of existing site development
Existing housing layouts and densities
Existing plot sizes and shapes
Existing buildings
Public facilities and recreation provision
Commerce and industry
Other existing land uses
Circulation and transportation
Existing utilities

Institutional and financial framework
Institutional framework
Financial framework
Assessing costs and their allocation
Assessing the ability to pay

Detailed studies: analysis

Stage 3 Developing project options
Task group/Task

Site development: formulating site development options
Plot development
Housing: layout and density
Selecting options
Housing: plot sizes and shapes
Housing: buildings
Selection of options
Commerce and industry
Selection of options
Public facilities and recreation
Landscaping General
Incorporation of other land uses
Circulation and transportation
Transportation Parking and servicing
Construction standards
Selection of options
Selection of options: networks
Selection of options: on-plot sewage facilities

Institutional and financial framework
Selecting the institutional framework
Type of organization
Key points
Land tenure
Selecting the form of land tenure: general
Selecting the form of land tenure for residential plots
Selecting the form of land tenure for commercial and industrial plots

Developing financial options
Selecting the financial framework: general
Selection of preferred option for costs and their allocation
Determining the ability to pay for project costs
Determining the factors affecting project costs
Determining means of cost recovery
Selection of appropriate internal subsidies
Residential cross-subsidies
Cross-subsidies from commercial industrial developments
Determining external subsidies
Calculating cash flow
Notes on elements of cash flow statements

Selection of project options
Evaluation checklists
Meeting household needs
Physical planning

Stage 4 Detailed proposals

Designing site development
Housing layouts
Layouts: general
Layouts: blocks
Layouts: clusters
Layouts: upgrading projects
Layouts: high income plots
Housing: building
Owner-managed building
Assistance to owner-builders
Agency built housing
Commerce and industry
Public facilities and recreation
Public facilities
Recreation space
Road layouts
Determining site levels and need for regrading
Definition of road-lines
Construction standards
Staged provision
Utility network
On-plot utilities
Institutional and financial framework
Institutional framework
Financial framework

Stage 5 Project implementation
General notes
Example of proposals for administrative and financial framework for implementation
Technical notes for implementation
Monitoring and evaluation

Technical notes

Socio-economic surveys
Role of socio-economic surveys
Relationship between surveys
Survey types and examples
Review of existing information
Public meetings Selective meetings
Scanning surveys
Case studies
Detailed surveys
Survey practice
Analysis of social data
Example of household scanning survey form
Case study guide
Comments to interviewer
The guide
Example of edited case study from Ismailia
Example of part of detailed survey questionnaire
Implementation: land marking in improvement/upgrading areas
Work sequence: reservation of public land (Task A)
Work sequence: detailed block plans/plot rationalization (Task B)
Carrying out intermediate land surveys
Implementation: measuring plots
Preparing sketch plans using aerial photographs
Interpreting aerial photographs
Implementation: design of layouts related to setting out
Implementation: design and location of site markers (monuments)
Estimating land values
Pricing of plots
Implementation: public relations and public participation
Local social/political structure
Means of communication
Local commitment to aims of the project
Implementation: selecting applicants
Verification of information
Implementation: enforcement
Implementation: technical assistance to plot holders
Appropriate map and plan scales
Assessing layout efficiency
Infrastructure network efficiency
Reference tables
Discount factor
Present worth of an annuity factor
Capital recovery factor
Upgrading of standards

Appendix 1
Profile of El Hekr (Hai El Salam) Project, Egypt

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