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Placemaking is a relatively new term, but it reflects a traditional and conventional concept. It is an old idea made new again. Placemaking is simply a way of creating a place in a community where people want to visit and be. These places are welcoming, safe, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, usable, accessible and invite interaction. Placemaking is where a space is turned into a place where residents, and others, can connect with each other to meet, greet, gather, and come together as a community. A space becomes a place when there is a reason to go there.


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Check out and download NAR's On Common Ground Magazine, the Smart Growth Toolkit, the Water Insfrastructure Toolkit, Transportation Toolkit, and more.

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The healthier a community, the better the environment for REALTORS®. Keeping a community attractive, livable and functioning well is a complex task.