Virginia Parks, professor of urban planning and public policy, and department chair, is frequently sought out for her expertise on Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) and how they are utilized by community activist groups in influencing development campaigns. Recently, she has provided commentary in a number of venues on the debate over CBAs in the planning for the Obama Presidential Center project in Chicago.
- “Meet the Community Organizers Fighting Against . . . Barack Obama” - Politico Magazine, February 28, 2018
- "Community Leader Argues for Community Benefit Agreements . . . " The Chicago Maroon, October 10, 2017