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.

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.”

How L.A. can improve its return on our multibillion-dollar transit investment

In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, Marlon Boarnet and Gary Painter discuss ways for Los Angeles to improve its investment in transit. L.A. Metro can — and should — be much more than a people mover. Armed with the power to capture the value its growth is creating, it could recycle taxpayer-funded rail transit into a force…

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…