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Community Benefits Agreements in Minneapolis Neighborhood Planning: The Harrison Neighborhood and Redevelopment of the Bassett Creek Valley.

Khoury, Aron.

The meaningful involvement of residents in the planning and implementation of redevelopment plans that impact their community is essential to any successful community development project. Too often, however, the mechanisms that govern urban development do not allow for the type of resident involvement that realizes the greatest possible community benefit. To address this problem, the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis developed a community benefits agreement (CBA) with the goal of translating the neighborhood's 'Guiding Principles for Redevelopment' into a detailed document that can be incorporated into the legally binding agreements that will govern redevelopment in the neighborhood. This article reports on a project through CURA's Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR) program to draft a CBA and convene the various community-based organizations needed to assist in its implementation.

CURA Reporter
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Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Conducted on behalf of the Harrison Neighborhood. Supported by Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
36 (2): 26-27
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Reporter 36 (2)

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