Legal contracts signed by community groups and a developer that lay out a range of community benefits that the developer agrees to provide as part of a development project. They tend to reframe discussions around economic growth to include the implications for equity even as they engage communities in the development process.
* Hollywood and Highland Community Benefit Agreement
* Staples Center
* The Partnership for Working Families
We’re looking to add to this list – we welcome your suggestions in the comments below.
The Revive Oakland! campaign, a coalition of over 30 organizations convened by the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE- http://www.workingeastbay.org) is working on developing a strong community benefits agreement for the Oakland army base redevelopment. You can learn more about the campaign here: http://www.workingeastbay.org/section.php?id=99.