The Sleeping Giant: Community Benefit Agreements and Urban Development

Community benefit agreements (CBAs) are private contracts between developers and community coalitions that lay out the benefits that the community will receive from the development. They primarily have been used in large-scale urban development projects such as airports and sports stadiums, but could also be used in smaller-scale projects. This paper provides an overview of CBAs and how they have been used to shape development. CBA advocacy groups, the negotiation process and land use regulations are discussed. A survey on the nature and composition of community stakeholders negotiating CBAs with developers also is presented.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 827-851
  • Serial:
    • Urban Lawyer
    • Volume: 44
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: American Bar Association
    • ISSN: 0042-0905

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2013 2:33PM