A manual has been produced to assist field experts working on the Urban Case Studies Contract ‘Good practice in urban development: Projects and approaches supported by the European Regional Development Fund during the 2007-2013 programming period’.
It starts off by discussing the role of case studies in promoting good practice in Europe. It then describes in detail the approach adopted for this study, which involves interviewing key actors and representatives of different groups of stakeholders, and completing a detailed analytical template. Based on this, the expert then produces a journalistic account and a half-page executive summary of the case. A six line ‘stand first’ is produced to summarise the project.