Do Community Benefits Agreements Benefit Communities?

Communities & Banking, Spring 2017

4 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2017

Date Written: April 13, 2017


Fifteen years into their use, community benefits agreements have revolutionized the land-use approval process for large, public-private economic development projects. Now, developers and coalitions representing low-income communities can settle their disputes directly, outside of formal approval processes.

Keywords: community benefits agreements

JEL Classification: K11, R52

Suggested Citation

De Barbieri, Edward, Do Community Benefits Agreements Benefit Communities? (April 13, 2017). Communities & Banking, Spring 2017. Available at SSRN:

Edward De Barbieri (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States
518-445-3234 (Phone)


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