Atlantic Yards Community Benefit Agreement: A Case Study of Organizing Community Support for Development

Markey, Nathan
December 2009
Pace Environmental Law Review;2009, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p377
Academic Journal
The article discusses the Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) which is a contract managed by a developer and an organization of neighborhood groups in the U.S. It states that CBAs are designed to help community members to form a project by urging for benefits that meets the needs of the community. It cites that CBAs can be an effective tool if it meets the basic elements of a contract. An overview of the case of Atlantic Yards CBA is presented. The CBA process for Atlantic Yard is also offered. It mentions that the Atlantic Yards CBA is an example of a successful CBA negotiations in resolving disputes.


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