Sam Butler recently completed a Co-Learning Plan titled Marrying Community Benefits and Development Practice which explores the concept that in order for community benefits to be effective in Michigan, they need to be embedded early in the development process. But how to effect these policies without driving away private investment remains a key question. Building from previous preliminary research, D4's, Doing Development Differently in Detroit, project will describe recommendations for how to insert community benefit provisions into standard development processes, including RFPs, TIFs, and incentive overlay districts.
To gain insight about his research topic and to see an example of what a Co-Learning Plan looks like, read more here! You can also listen to his podcast here!