Community Programs

Parks are a valued amenity in communities and residents across the country are demonstrating their support for development of parks in their neighborhoods.

One of the most reliable indicators of public support for parks is measured by how residents vote on public funding for parks.

Last November voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing more...

Written by Ruby Pontbriand, Marketing and Communications Director, REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley

The REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley has taken advantage of NAR’s Placemaking Grant and in the past two years was involved in 4 placemaking projects to help enhance their communities by creating new public spaces for residents.  Here are two of those projects.

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Pedestrian Plazas on the Fly.   Temporary Parklets.  Complete Streets Pilots.  Pop-up Bike Lanes.    Guerrilla Gardening.  Pavement-to-Parks.  Open Streets.

These are all a type of intervention called Tactical Urbanism – quick, often temporary, cheap projects that aim to make a small part of a city more lively or enjoyable.  Other aliases include DIY Urbanism, Planning-by-doing, urban...

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 local Placemaking projects.  Since the launch of the grant in 2014, we have approved over $630,000 in funding for over 300 community placemaking projects...

“Thank you to the Saint Paul Realtors®, you are spot on in adding this to the neighborhood…it fits right into our neighborhood initiative of doing unusual and interesting things, and is a great way to bring the community together.”  Mayor Stan Karwoski, Oakdale, Minnesota

Little Free Libraries have been popping up all over!  The “take a book, leave a book”...

Written by Fran Cormier, Executive Officer, Greater Fairfield Board of REALTORS®

What was once a run-down, uninviting and unused space is now a beautiful, new pocket park in downtown Fairfield (CT).  The park, which is surrounded by a residential area, is now being enjoyed by its neighbors who are meeting there and walking or jogging through the park.

 “Thank you

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