We decided to create a pocket park in Lisbon, Ohio as a gathering place for village residents, visitors and users of the trail.
The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® used NAR’s Placemaking Level 2 Grant to help build the first Harnett County Storybook Trail.
NAR’s Placemaking Grant helped the Ponca City Development Authority in Oklahoma to add more picnic tables and shade areas to Central Fare – a community project.
The Central Panhandle Association of REALTORS® used NAR's placemaking grant to help rebuild Adams Park destroyed by the Hurricane Michael in Panama City, FL.
Too many narrow spaces between and behind buildings have gotten a bad rap. That's why communities are "activating" their alleyways. Learn more.
Playful Learning Landscapes (PLL) is an initiative that marries the science of child development with urban design to embed learning opportunities.
Community Outreach Programs
Housing Opportunity Grant
Housing Opportunity Grants support state and local REALTOR® Associations’ affordable housing activities. The goal of the program is to position REALTORS® as leaders in improving their communities by creating affordable housing
Smart Growth Grant
Smart growth is an approach to development that encourages a mix of building types and uses, diverse housing and transportation options, development within existing neighborhoods, and community engagement. The Smart Growth Program offers state and local REALTOR® Associations to way to engage with government officials, community partners and the general public in planning and designing community’s future.
Planned diversity initiatives makes good business sense. REALTOR® Associations with well-planned diversity programs create a stronger sense of community, particularly in neighborhoods with high concentrations of foreign-born and minority residents who are moving up the socioeconomic ladder and are buying homes.
NAR Placemaking Resources
Placemaking Guide: A Guide to Transform a Public Space into a Community Place
REALTORS® and state and local association staff can learn the details of Placemaking, the kinds of projects placemaking entails, how to organize them, and where to go for assistance and resources.
Placemaking Webinar Series
Our Placemaking Webinar Series will provide more in depth information on the various types of Placemaking and how REALTORS® were involved in Placemaking activities in their communities.
The Placemaking Grant funds the creation of new public spaces, like pocket parks, trails & gardens, in a community. The grant focuses on “lighter, cheaper, quicker” placemaking projects, which can be built under a year and cost less than $200,000.