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.
The National Association of REALTORS® encourages our state and local REALTOR® Associations to partner with others to make their communities better places to live. Our Placemaking Grant is available to our REALTOR® Associations to help fund the creation of new public spaces and destinations in a community. Since the launch of the grant in 2014, we have approved over almost $1 million in...
This year, NAR’s Placemaking Grant has a level 1 grant for up to $1,500 for pop-up and demonstration projects such as temporary bike lanes, parklets, trails and plazas. Demonstration and pop-up projects enable a community to test the viability of a program, project or plan before making...
The real estate community is rushing to help victims of record-breaking floods in the Midwest last month, which hit the state of Nebraska particularly hard. The REALTORS® Relief Foundation has partnered with the Nebraska REALTORS® Association to collect donations for mortgage and rental payment assistance for hundreds of residents who have been displaced.
Written by Dana Wall, Project Manager, The Street Plan Collaborative
You may have heard of Tactical Urbanism, the low-cost, short-term, nimble methodology for kick starting and advancing long-term projects related to street safety, public space, and more. What started as a guerrilla tactic for citizens to “take back their streets” has evolved into a sanctioned and sought-after project...