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WHAT IS SMART GROWTH?
Frequently asked questions about smart growth

The healthier a community, the better the environment for REALTORS®. Keeping a community attractive, livable, and functioning well is a complex task. Who better to be stewards of their community than REALTORS®! Whether your community is grappling with transportation and land use issues, crowded schools, or open space, or working to bring vacant properties back to productive use, NAR’s Smart Growth program has resources to help you and your association plant seeds that will pay dividends for years to come. Read more >


GET INVOLVED ACTION GRANTS
Resources to help REALTORS® be effective in their communities
School of the Future Design Competition

NAR Land Use Initiative

Shared GAD Program

Customized State Smart Growth Legislation Program

More ways to get involved
NAR's Action Grant program can assist your efforts to implement programs and activities that position REALTORS® as leaders in improving their communities by advancing smart growth. NAR is considering applications twice in 2008.
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WHAT'S NEW IN SMART GROWTH
Charrettes for Sustainable Communities
Learn about charrettes, an accelerated collaborative community planning process, in this newly revised presentation.
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REALTORS® Go Green
(Sept. 4) In response to growing consumer demand for green homes and building practices, the National Association of Realtors® has introduced a new Green designation for Realtors®.
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NAR 2009 Growth and Transportation Survey Shows Strong Support for Transit
A new poll shows Americans favor repairing roads and expanding transit over the building of new roads.
Read NAR's Press Release & View the Poll

Second Edition of Growth Management Fact Book
Newly revised in 2008, this publication describes and analyzes the key regulatory techniques used by local governments (NAR member-only content).
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The National Association of REALTORS® is a partner of the Smart Growth Network.
   
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