Community Programs

Many American cities were built around industrial centers along waterfronts. But as America’s transportation and industrial profile changed, manufacturing plants closed and were abandoned leaving behind deteriorating, unsightly and underutilized...
I came across the article below that demonstrates how public spaces are a bit like front porches in that they are great places to meet up with neighbors, swap stories and socialize.  The article helps to define public spaces and the need for them...
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Association of REALTORS® in California used NAR's Placemaking Grant to assist with the Malaga Cove Beautification Project.
Written by Fran Cormier, Executive Officer, Greater Fairfield Board of REALTORS® The idea for our placemaking project all started when Stephanie Barnes, president of the Greater Fairfield Board of REALTORS® (GFBOR), was on a field trip with her...
This Wednesday and Thursday, the REALTORS® Volunteer Build returned to Chicago, where it began in 2001. Learn how NAR members partnered with Habitat for Humanity and other volunteers to create more homeownership opportunities in West Pullman in REALTOR® Magazine’s Daily News.
This is another update of a re-post which will introduce you to the resources NAR provides to REALTOR® associations to help them become engaged in placemaking projects in their communities. The first several posts introduced you to this thing...
Many of us remember a time when walking, and bicycling, to school was a part of everyday life.  But times have changed.  Walking and biking to school is not like it used to be in the good old days. According to the Federal Highway Administration,...

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