New Paper: Benefits-sharing agreements and nonideal theory: The warning signs of agreement co-optation

“Benefits-sharing agreements and nonideal theory: The warning signs of agreement co-optation”
Jovanna Rosen, Lisa Schweitzer

Community members seek benefits-sharing planning agreements to advance their own distributive justice goals by directing benefits to communities. Nonideal theory does much to explain the context and possibilities for these agreements. The agreements forged between communities and development interests seek to address, but not completely achieve, distributive justice via consensus …

Atlanta Fed CEO Bostic addresses economic policy, inequality at Price talk

By Matthew Kredell

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Raphael Bostic returned to campus for the first time since taking leave to assume the role of president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, joining Dean Jack H. Knott for a discussion on the state and direction of the U.S. economy, issues of opportunity and inequality, and good governance.

Knott began the Feb. 5 conversation by asking Bostic – the first African-American to serve as president of a Fed regional bank – to explain what the Fed does. In response, Bostic admitted that perhaps few people understand.

Small and Medium Multifamily Housing is Overlooked Part of Solution to Housing Affordability Challenges

While rental housing is often associated with large, high-rise apartments, 54 percent of U.S. rentals are in small and medium multifamily housing (SMMF), properties with between two and 49 units. SMMF is a much more important source of homes than has generally been recognized, especially for low-income households, according to new research from Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise) and the The USC Bedrosian Center on Governance, housed at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

LA2050 and Crowdsourcing Philanthropy for LA’s Future

Ever crowdsourced something for yourself? Imagine doing that for a whole city. Listen to the most recent episode of LA#Itself to learn about LA2050, the Goldhirsh Foundation’s ambitious philanthropic “initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles.”

Community Development Agreements – New Challenges for Urban Governance (Highlights)

Highlights from Jovanna Rosen’s presentation for the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance. Watch the full version here:https://youtu.be/v2fNLQDT6n8 On Thursday, April 7, 2016 Jovanna Rosen, PhD ’16, joined us to discuss her Bedrosian Center funded project. New forms of community development agreements called Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) and Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have recently emerged in…

Community Development Agreements – New Challenges for Urban Governance (Full Video)

On Thursday, April 7, 2016 Jovanna Rosen, PhD ’16, joined us to discuss her Bedrosian Center funded project. New forms of community development agreements called Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) and Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have recently emerged in urban governance. These community development agreements represent a new way to manage urban development that supports dialogue…