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Community Benefits Agreement

November 27, 2019, 10am PST
Details of the community benefits package promised as part of Amazon's HQ2 development deal with Arlington County, Virginia made news this week.
WTOP
June 19, 2019, 7am PDT
A recently proposed law would attempt to force developers and neighborhood projects to the table to negotiate large projects in the city of Philadelphia.
PlanPhilly
May 29, 2019, 6am PDT
New York City parks are in desperate need of maintenance and infrastructure improvements, and the city should make investments now to support these essential public spaces.
City & State New York
March 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The project will bring money and visitors to Chicago’s South Side, but the community wants more assurances that the future of residents will be a priority.
Next City
October 12, 2018, 9am PDT
The former president's Obama Presidential Center, to be constructed in Chicago's Jackson Park, has faced opposition from nearby residents concerned about its effects on the area.
The Chicago Tribune
August 28, 2018, 11am PDT
From USC to Columbia University, "town and gown" collaborations regarding university expansion have proven to benefit all parties, writes planning activist and affordable housing developer Murtaza Baxamusa.
UrbDeZine
October 13, 2017, 11am PDT
As the former president seeks to distinguish the Obama Presidential Center from for-profit development, many locals still want to see a binding community benefits agreement.
CityLab
April 29, 2017, 5am PDT
A tent city occupation in Atlanta is among several recent actions in cities around the country. Residents fearing displacement at the hands of publicly supported private development are organizing, and running for office, against it.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 26, 2015, 1pm PDT
As developers plan city-saving projects like a billion-dollar bridge to Canada, Detroit residents demand that tangible benefits go to their communities. City council may pass an ordinance to that effect.
Next City
August 25, 2013, 11am PDT
An agreement between Related Developers and a community organization that has gotten substantial support from an area councilman to support a job training and referral program draws criticism from some groups who feel left out.
City Limits
December 24, 2012, 9am PST
Arch527, a coalition of African-American architects from Harlem with an impressive portfolio, says Columbia University is failing to include them in its $6.3 billion campus expansion into West Harlem, in violation of a community benefits agreement.
DNAinfo.com