Public money that finances private development should create real outcomes for workers and communities. But the redevelopment process is extremely complicated and too often community and labor organizations have a hard time figuring out how to engage — and change — it. The Tracking Toolbox provides a basic orientation and overview of how development works – including explanations of zoning & land-use approvals, environmental impact reviews, subsidy negotiations and more. Use this manual to familiarize yourself with the basic steps most big development projects go through, from hatching a marketable idea to land acquisition, public hearings and approvals. The manual is designed to help community/labor coalitions understand the process so they can get involved early enough to transform development into a force for equity, justice and worker empowerment in their communities.