Check out this Somerville Community Access Television news story on January 28, 2015 on the Union Square community benefits agreement process. I was interviewed to explain the basics of community benefits agreements.
In our first Practical Visionaries Workshop in 2011, one project team explored community control over development as a key means of realizing a justainable city. Below, we summarize 3 key strategies for community control: 1) government policy, 2) direct negotiation with landowners and developers, and 3) endogenous development and ownership. In addition to this framework,Continue reading Community Control Over Development: A Conceptual Framework