The approach demanded that many unconventional concepts such as topography management, earth regradation and constructive landscaping. It required sensitive and intense participation of the public in the development process. This not only prepared the communities for the changes to come but also increased their willingness to maintain the systems. This willingness allowed for extending of the already evolved mechanisms to health, education and income generation programmes. The objective was not to find solution unique to slums, but, explore the commonality between the slums and the better parts of the city to integrate the two.