Written by Bridget Anderson, Patronicity
Crowdgranting taps into the communities ideas, skills, resources, and funds can make placemaking more powerful. Whether it’s an empty alleyway or an abandoned silo, these are spaces that need change and are ripe for improvement from a community that has a stake in how these problems are solved.
Written by Erin McFeeters, Content Coordinator, New Jersey REALTORS®
What was once a vacant lot on Centre Street in Trenton, NJ is now an educational community garden for the Boys and Girls Club. The NJ Realtors® Housing Opportunity Foundation donated $5,000 towards the cause plus pursued a $5,000 Placemaking Grant through NAR for a small library.
Written by Meghan Webber, CEO, Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®
The Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS® developed an Adopt-A-Park project where each year the Association adopts a neighborhood park to create a community destination and gathering place in the community.
Written by Tammie Watts, Government Affairs Director, Space Coast Association of REALTORS®
It may be hard to envision the value NAR’s Placemaking grants have within a community if one has never seen the final product come to life. In Brevard County, we were able to witness first-hand just what a difference these grants can make.
Written by Michael Wagler, Main Street Iowa State Coordinator, Main Street Iowa.
There is a growing understanding in the economic development discipline that creating a place where people want to be is a critical element to creating a strong, sustainable, interconnected community and economic development strategy.
Find out how the MIBOR REALTORS® Association used NAR's Placemaking Grants to transformed a vacant lot into a space everyone could use: a community garden.